[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1995, Book I)]
[January 31, 1995]
[Page 131]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]



Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Algeria
January 31, 1995

    The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the 
terrible atrocity in Algiers yesterday which took the lives of dozens of 
innocent Algerians and wounded hundreds more. On behalf of the American 
people, I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Government of 
Algeria and to the families of the victims. Such indiscriminate and 
senseless terror cannot be excused or justified. It can only serve to 
deepen the profound crisis and increase the suffering through which 
Algeria is now living.
    This outrage comes just one week after a similar terrorist bombing 
in Israel. Whether in Netanya or Algiers, extremism, violence, and 
terror must not silence the voices of those who work for peace and 
reconciliation. It is our profound hope that reason and dialog can 
transcend violence and hate and that a better future can be realized for 
all the people of Algeria.