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Vol. 4 Num 293 Thu. March 25, 2004  
   
Metropolitan


Dhaka condemns Yassin killing


Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday strongly condemned the brutal killing of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, saying the incident would further deepen the Middle East crisis.

"We strongly condemn this heinous killing and call for an immediate halt to mass killings at Palestine refugee camps," he said in a statement in parliament in the evening.

The foreign minister also appealed to all concerned to come forward to accelerate the peace process in the Middle East by establishing an independent state for the Palestinians.

Reiterating Dhaka's position, he said Bangladesh always stood for the struggle of the Palestinians and in every international forum, raised its voice in favour of establishing an independent and sovereign Palestine.