9 July 2007
Security Council
SC/9071

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

Security Council

5714th Meeting (PM)


SECURITY COUNCIL, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, CONDEMNS YEMEN TERRORIST ATTACK,


URGES ALL STATES TO COOPERATE IN BRINGING PERPETRATORS TO JUSTICE


The Security Council, reiterating its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, today unequivocally condemned the terrorist attack that took place in Marib, Yemen, on 2 July and expressed its deepest sympathy to the victims and their families, and to the peoples and Governments of Yemen and Spain.


Through a statement read out by its president for the month, Guangya Wang (China), the Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of that horrendous act to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with international law and the relevant Council resolutions, to support and assist the Government of Yemen in that regard.


The Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted 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.


Also reaffirming the need to combat terrorist acts by all means, the Council reminded States that they must ensure that any measures taken to combat terrorism complied with all their obligations under international law, particularly international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.


The meeting that began at 12:31 p.m. was adjourned at 12:40 p.m.


The full text of the statement, to be issued as S/PRST/2007/26, reads as follows:


“The Security Council unequivocally condemns the terrorist attack that took place in Marib, Republic of Yemen, on 2 July 2007, and expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of these attacks and their families, and to the peoples and Governments of the Republic of Yemen and the Kingdom of Spain.


“The Security Council underlines the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this horrendous act to justice and urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and resolutions 1373 (2001), 1566 (2004) and 1624 (2005), to cooperate with and provide support and assistance, as appropriate, to the Government of Yemen in this regard.


“The Security Council reaffirms 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 Security Council further reaffirms the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.  The Council reminds States that they must ensure that any measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.


“The Security Council reiterates its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.”


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