The British Foreign Secretary, Lord Home, who arrived in New York Monday, 18th September, made the following comment Monday afternoon on the death of U.
S. O. F. statements by Lord Home & Mr. Nathan Barnes
"For myself, I can only say that I feel very deeply the loss of a greatly valued colleague. It is tragic that his untimely death should come on the eve of this momentous meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. We had come to rely on his skill, his knowledge and his wise counsel, and they will be grievously missed.
"Dag Hammarskjoeld lost his life working to bring peace and security to the divided world.
"I salute a fine man."
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Background: The British Foreign Secretary, Lord Home, who arrived in New York Monday, 18th September, made the following comment Monday afternoon on the death of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjoeld:
Following an informal session of the United Nations Security Council Monday afternoon, the President of the Council for September, Ambassador nathan Barnes of Liberia made a statement to newsmen. He made the comment that the Soviet Union had offered nonofficial sympathy on the death of the Secretary General, as they did not recognise Dag Hammarskjoeld as the holder of that position.