5 June 2006
Security Council
SC/8738
IK/546

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council press statement concerning 3 june attack

 

on Russian federationís Baghdad diplomats


The following press statement was delivered by Security Council President Ellen Margrethe LÝj ( Denmark) on 3 June:


Members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack against employees of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad on 3 June 2006, which resulted in the killing of one embassy employee and the kidnapping of four others, including a diplomat.


Members of the Security Council demand that the hostages be treated humanely and released immediately.


Members of the Security Council reaffirm their support for the Iraqi people, their condemnation of all terrorist attacks in Iraq, and reiterate their determination to combat all forms of terrorism.


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