SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS ‘BARBARIC’ LONDON TERRORIST ATTACKS, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1611 (2005)

7 July 2005
SC/8438

SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS ‘BARBARIC’ LONDON TERRORIST ATTACKS, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1611 (2005)

07/07/2005
Press ReleaseSC/8438

Security Council

5223rd Meeting (PM)

SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS ‘BARBARIC’ LONDON TERRORIST ATTACKS,

UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1611 (2005)

 

Calling the terrorist attacks in London today “barbaric”, the Security Council condemned without reservation the attacks and expressed its utmost determination to combat terrorism in accordance with its Charter responsibilities.

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 1611 (2005), the Council, meeting just hours after the deadly bomb blasts shook London, expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the attacks and their families, and to the people and Government of the United Kingdom.

The Council urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001), to cooperate actively in efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of those barbaric acts.

The meeting began at 12:50 p.m. and was adjourned at 12:51 p.m.

Council Resolution

The full text of resolution 1611 (2005) reads, as follows:

The Security Council,

Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and its relevant resolutions, in particular its resolutions 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001 and 1566 (2004) of 8 October 2004,

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 without reservation the terrorist attacks in London on 7 July 2005, and regards any act of terrorism as a threat to peace and security;

“2.   Expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of these terrorist attacks and their families, and to the people and Government of the United Kingdom;

“3.   Urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001), to cooperate actively in efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these barbaric acts;

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

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