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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON IRAQ
The following Security Council press statement on Iraq was delivered today by Council President Peter Burian ( Slovakia):
The members of the Security Council are following with concern the situation in Iraq, and condemn all terrorist attacks, including the recent chlorine gas and other bombings in and around Baghdad, which have resulted in the death and injury of many innocent Iraqi civilians and others.
The members of the Security Council acknowledge the efforts of the Iraq security forces and the Multinational Forces-Iraq, whose members are also being targeted in ongoing attacks.† The members of the Security Council extend their condolences to all of the victims and their families.
The members of the Security Council urge an end to the violence in the country and the redoubling of efforts to allow fulfilment of the goals of relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, in particular resolution 1546 (2004) and most recently resolution 1723 (2006), to help meet security and stability needs, and express their hope that the efforts of the Government of Iraq will contribute to bringing security and stability to the country.
The members of the Council reiterate the Councilís call upon Member States to prevent the transit of terrorists to and from Iraq, arms for terrorists and financing that would support terrorists.
The members of the Security Council reaffirm the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and by all means, in accordance with international law.
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