8 July 2008
Security Council
SC/9389

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

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN

 


The following Security Council press statement on the Pakistan terrorist attacks was read out today by Council President Le Luong Minh ( Viet Nam):


The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist suicide attack that occurred in Islamabad on 6 July, causing numerous deaths among Pakistani civilians and police personnel, as well as numerous injuries.  The members of the Security Council also condemned in the strongest terms the series of terrorist attacks that occurred in parts of Karachi on 7 July, causing multiple casualties.  The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Government of Pakistan.


The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Pakistan authorities in this regard.


The members of the Security Council reiterated their concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and illegal armed groups to peace and security in the region.


The members of the Security Council reaffirmed 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 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.


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.


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