28 November 2008
Security Council
SC/9513

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

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN MUMBAI


The following Security Council press statement on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai was issued on Thursday, 27 November, by President of the Council Jorge Urbina ( Costa Rica):


The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that started on 26 November, which included the taking of hostages and caused numerous deaths and injuries.


The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of India.


The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts 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 Indian authorities in this regard.


The members of the Security Council reiterated that all acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, and 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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