PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN UNITED STATES

11 September 2001
SC/7141

PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN UNITED STATES

11/09/2001
Press ReleaseSC/7141

PRESS STATEMENT BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN UNITED STATES

Following is the text of today’s press statement on the terrorist attacks in the United States by the President of the Security Council, Jean-David Levitte (France):

Members of the Security Council are shocked by and unanimously condemn in the strongest terms the horrifying terrorist attacks which have taken place today in New York, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the United States.  This is a tragedy for and a challenge to all humanity.  There can be no excuse or justification for these acts and any terrorist act.

Members of the Security Council express their deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families and to the people and government of the United States of America.

Members of the Security Council call on all States to work together urgently to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of today’s outrages.  They call on the international community to redouble its efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts by increased cooperation and full implementation of relevant international anti-terrorist conventions and Security Council resolutions.

Members of the Security Council express their readiness to take urgent further steps in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

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