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Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Belgium
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Oh Joon ( Republic of Korea):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium, on 24 May, which resulted in loss of life and injuries, and with a possible anti-Semitic motivation behind it.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and expressed their sympathy to all those injured in this attack, and to the people and the Government of Belgium, as well as to the people and the Governments of Israel and France.
The members of the Security Council strongly condemned all forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, especially against an institution whose mission has always been to promote openness and tolerance.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts 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 the Belgian authorities in this regard.
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 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.
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