Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Beirut suburb

A wide view of the Security Council in session. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz (file)

13 November 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on 12 November in the Beirut suburb of Burj al-Barajneh that killed at least 43 and injured more than 200 people.

In a press statement, the Council’s 15 members expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon. They also wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

Underlining the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, the Council urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Lebanese authorities in this regard.

In their statement, the members of the Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all 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, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong support for the stability, territorial integrity, sovereignty, and political independence of Lebanon.

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