The killing of Sheikh Yassin has drawn widespread international condemnation. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said it was not only against international law, but did nothing to help find a peaceful solution. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak described it as cowardly and King Abdullah of Jordan called it a crime. In Brussels, European Union foreign ministers condemned Israel for an "extra-judicial killing", which they said undermined the rule of law. The Bush administration said it was deeply troubled by the assassination, though it stopped well short of condemning it.
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