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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Russian draft statement on Jaramana/ Syria

Security Council draft Press Statement on terrorist attack
in Damascus suburb

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Damascus suburb of Jaramana on 6 August, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries including among women and children. They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of these heinous act and to their families, and to the people of Syria.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations. They also reaffirmed their condemnation of all acts of violence against civilian populations.

The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.
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