19 July 2012
Security Council
SC/10717

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

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria

 


The following Security Council press statement was issued on 19 July by Council President Néstor Osorio (Colombia):


The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack aimed at Israeli tourists that occurred in Bulgaria on 18 July, causing several deaths of Israeli and Bulgarian citizens and numerous injuries.  They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of this heinous act and to their families.


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 responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations.


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 underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act 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 all relevant authorities in this regard.


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