SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS BOMB ATTACKS IN BALI, INDONESIA; REGARDS ACTS AS THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE

14 October 2002
SC/7529

SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS BOMB ATTACKS IN BALI, INDONESIA; REGARDS ACTS AS THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE

14/10/2002
Press ReleaseSC/7529

Security Council

4624th Meeting (Night)

SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS BOMB ATTACKS IN BALI, INDONESIA;

REGARDS ACTS AS THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE

Resolution 1438 (2002) Adopted Unanimously

The Security Council this evening unequivocally condemned the bomb attacks in Bali, Indonesia, of 12 October as well as other recent terrorist attacks in various countries.  It urged all States and international institutions to work with the Indonesian authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001).

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 1438 (2002), the Council also expressed its deepest sympathy for the Government and people of Indonesia and to the victims of the attacks and their families.  In addition, it expressed its reinforced determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

The meeting, which began at 7:31 p.m., adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Resolution

The full text of the resolution reads as follows:

The Security Council,

Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and its relevant resolutions, in particular resolution 1373 (2001) of

28 September 2001,

Reaffirming the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts,

“1.Condemns in the strongest terms the bomb attacks in Bali, Indonesia, on 12 October 2002 in which so many lives were claimed and people injured, as well as other recent terrorist acts in various countries, and regards such acts, like any act of international terrorism, as a threat to international peace and security;

“2.Expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of Indonesia and to the victims of the bomb attacks and their families;

“3.Urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001), to work together urgently and to cooperate with and provide support and assistance, as appropriate, to the Indonesian authorities in their efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these terrorist attacks;

“4.Expresses its reinforced determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.”

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