16 May 2013
Security Council

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

Security Council Press Statement on United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

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

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the incident on 15 May in which a group of anti-Government armed elements detained three United Nations military observers from the United Nations Truce Supervision Organizationís (UNTSO) Observer Group Golan for several hours, and looted a United Nations observation post within the Area of Separation.

The members of the Security Council noted with grave concern that this was the third such incident in the past two months.

The members of the Security Council called upon all parties to cooperate with the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF) and UNTSOís Observer Group Golan in good faith to enable them to operate freely and to ensure full security of the United Nations personnel, and reiterated their unconditional support for UNDOF and UNTSO.

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