Friday, October 5, 2012

Security Council condemns "terrorist attacks" in Aleppo

The following Security Council statement was proposed by Russia and issued today by Council President Gert Rosenthal (Guatemala):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Aleppo, Syria, on 3 October, causing dozens of deaths and over 100 civilians injured, responsibility for which was claimed by the Jebhat al-Nusra group affiliated with Al-Qaida.  They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous acts 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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