Monday, October 22, 2012

Russian draft statement on "terrorist attack in Damascus"

This draft statement was proposed by Russia in the Security Council, diplomats said. It is under silence procedure until 3 pm today, Monday, 22 October 2012. 
Security Council draft Press Statement on terrorist attack in Damascus
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Damascus, Syria on 21 October, causing numerous deaths and injuries amongst civilians. They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act 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.
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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