SECURITY COUNCIL, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, CONDEMNS SUICIDE ATTACKS IN ALGIERS

12 April 2007
SC/8995

SECURITY COUNCIL, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, CONDEMNS SUICIDE ATTACKS IN ALGIERS

12 April 2007
Security Council
SC/8995
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5659th Meeting* (Night)

SECURITY COUNCIL, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, CONDEMNS SUICIDE ATTACKS IN ALGIERS

The Security Council this evening condemned in the strongest terms the two suicide attacks that occurred in Algiers on 11 April, which caused numerous deaths and injuries.

In a statement read out by its President, Emyr Jones Parry ( United Kingdom), the Council expressed its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of those heinous acts of terrorism and their families, and to the Government and people of Algeria.

Underlining the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of those reprehensible terrorist attacks to justice, the Council urged all States to cooperate actively with the Algerian authorities in that regard.

Reaffirming that all forms of terrorism constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, the Council reminded States to ensure that any measures taken to combat terrorism were in compliance with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

The meeting began at 7:10 p.m. and ended at 7:15 p.m.

Presidential Statement

The full text of Presidential Statement S/PRST/2007/10 reads as follows:

“The Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the two suicide attacks that occurred in Algiers, on 11 April 2007, causing numerous deaths and injuries, and expresses its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of these heinous acts of terrorism and their families, and to the people and Government of Algeria.

“The Security Council underlines the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), to cooperate actively with the Algerian authorities in this regard.

“The Security Council reaffirms that terrorism in all its 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, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

“The Security Council further reaffirms 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.  The Council reminds States that they must ensure that any measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

“The Security Council reiterates its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.”

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