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Annan on market bombing: "respect humanitarian law"

[JURIST] Speaking Wednesday to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was "increasingly concerned" at the "humanitarian casualties" in Iraq, and in the wake of a missile hit on a Baghdad market [BBC report] reminded belligerents that they should respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians. Watch recorded video of his remarks from the United Nations. The Security Council holds an open meeting on Iraq this afternoon at 3 PM ET.

UPDATE [1:09 PM]: A full transcript of the Secretary-General's remarks is now available from the UN.

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