13 May 2013
Security Council
SC/11008
AFR/2618

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

Security Council Press Statement on Deadly Attack in Benghazi, Libya

 


The following press statement was issued today by Security Council President Kodjo Menan (Togo):


The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the deadly attack that occurred in Benghazi, Libya, on 13 May, causing numerous deaths and injuries.  The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act, and to the Government and people of Libya.


The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Libyan authorities in this regard.


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 reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.


The members of the Security Council underlined the commitment of the international community to support Libya’s successful transition to a secure, peaceful and prosperous democracy.


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