4 August 2010
Security Council

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

Security Council Press Statement on Panel of Inquiry on 31 May Flotilla Incident


The following Security Council press statement was read out on 3 August by Council President Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federation):

The members of the Security Council welcomed the establishment by the Secretary‑General of the United Nations of the Panel of Inquiry on the flotilla incident of 31 May 2010.

The members of the Security Council look forward to a successful implementation by the Panel of its mandate, as announced by the Secretary‑General as based on the statement of the President of the Security Council of 1 June 2010, which called for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards.

The members of the Security Council welcomed the commitment of Israel and Turkey to provide full cooperation to the Panel.

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