SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT CONDEMNS BEIRUT TERRORIST ATTACK; NINE KILLED, INCLUDING MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

13 June 2007
SC/9043

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT CONDEMNS BEIRUT TERRORIST ATTACK; NINE KILLED, INCLUDING MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

13 June 2007
Security Council
SC/9043
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5694th Meeting (PM)

Security Council Presidential Statement condemns Beirut terrorist attack;

 

nine Killed, including member of parliament

 

Further Condemns Any Attempts to Destabilize Lebanon

Through Political Assassination or Other Terrorist Attacks

Expressing its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and the people and Government of Lebanon, the Security Council this afternoon unequivocally condemned today’s terrorist attack in Beirut, which killed at least nine persons, including Member of Parliament Walid Eido, and injured several others.

In a statement read by its President, Johan V. Verbeke ( Belgium), the Council commended the determination of the Government of Lebanon to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of that and other assassinations and underlined its own determination to support those efforts.  It condemned any attempt to destabilize Lebanon, including through political assassinations and other terrorist acts.

The Council also called upon all parties in Lebanon and the region to show restraint and a sense of responsibility with a view to preventing any further deterioration of the situation in Lebanon.  It also urged all States to cooperate fully in the fight against terrorism and reaffirmed its previous calls to all parties concerned to cooperate fully and urgently in full implementation of all relevant resolutions.

The meeting was called to order at 5:49 p.m. and adjourned at 5:54 p.m.

The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2007/18 reads as follows:

“The Security Council unequivocally condemns the terrorist attack in Beirut on 13 June 2007 which killed at least nine persons, including Member of Parliament Walid Eido, and injured several others.  The Security Council expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Lebanon.

“The Security Council commends the determination and commitment of the Government of Lebanon to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of this and other assassinations and underlines its determination to support the Government of Lebanon in its efforts to this end.

“The Security Council condemns any attempt to destabilize Lebanon, including through political assassination or other terrorist acts.  The Security Council reiterates its full support to the ongoing efforts by the Government and people of Lebanon to combat terrorism, solidify democracy and institutions through national dialogue, and extend the authority of the Lebanese Government throughout its territory.

“The Security Council calls upon all parties in Lebanon and the region to show restraint and a sense of responsibility with a view to preventing any further deterioration of the situation in Lebanon.  The Security Council urges all States, in accordance with its resolutions 1373 (2001), 1566 (2004) and 1624 (2005), to cooperate fully in the fight against terrorism.

“The Security Council reaffirms its previous calls upon all parties concerned to cooperate fully and urgently with the Security Council for the full implementation of all relevant resolutions, in particular those concerning the restoration of the territorial integrity, full sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon.

“The Security Council requests the Secretary-General to continue to follow closely and report regularly to the Council on the situation in Lebanon.”

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