24 January 2011
Security Council

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

Security Council Press Statement on Deadly Moscow Bombing


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ivan Barbalić ( Bosnia and Herzegovina):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that occurred at Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow, Russian Federation, on 24 January 2011, causing numerous deaths and injuries.  They expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of this heinous act of terrorism and to their families, and to the people and Government of the Russian Federation.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed 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 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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