17 July 2009
Security Council
SC/9709

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

Security Council

6164th Meeting (PM)


SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS TWIN TERRORIST ATTACKS IN INDONESIA


Expressing deep sympathy and condolences to the victims, their families and the Government of Indonesia, the Security Council this afternoon condemned in the strongest terms the 17 July heinous terrorist attacks in Jakarta.


In a statement read out by the Council’s President for July, Ruhakana Rugunda (Uganda), the Council underlined the need for and affirmed its confidence in the Indonesian Government to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of those reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.  It urged all States to cooperate actively with the Indonesian authorities in that regard.


Reaffirming the need to combat threats to international peace and security by all means, in accordance with the United Nations Charter, the Council also reminded States that measures to combat terrorism must comply with all their obligations under international law, particularly international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.


The meeting began at 12:39 p.m. and ended at 12:44 p.m.


Presidential Statement


The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2009/22 reads as follows:


“The Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17 July 2009, causing numerous deaths and injuries.  It expresses its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of these heinous acts of terrorism and to their families, and to the people and Government of Indonesia.


“The Security Council underlines the need and affirms its confidence in the Government of Indonesia to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Indonesian authorities 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 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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