The following is an exchange between a journalist and the Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General made during the December 1st briefing.
Question: [inaudible] sent a letter to the Secretary-General informing them of the NATO deaths on Pakistani border’s force in which 25 soldiers, 24 soldiers were killed. Although I know the Secretary… the letter did not ask the Secretary-General for any action, but does he have a reaction to this attack?
Deputy Spokesperson: Well, all deaths are tragic, and I think that is something that we all agree on. However, he has no specific comment on this issue because it is a military issue.
And for those of you who have read my last post, an exchange of emails has resulted in the author of the article acknowledging, "Yes. The wording should have been more precise.