16 July 2010
Security Council

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

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Iran


The following Security Council press statement on the terrorist attacks in Zahedan, Iran, was read out today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria):

The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred in Zahedan, Iran, on 16 July 2010, causing numerous deaths and injuries.

The members of the Security Council express their condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Government of Iran.

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

The members of the Security Council reaffirm that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and further reaffirm 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 remind 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 reiterate their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

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