SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS TERRORIST ATTACK IN ALGERIA, URGES ALL STATES TO COOPERATE IN BRINGING PERPETRATORS TO JUSTICE

7 September 2007
SC/9110

SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS IN STRONGEST TERMS TERRORIST ATTACK IN ALGERIA, URGES ALL STATES TO COOPERATE IN BRINGING PERPETRATORS TO JUSTICE

7 September 2007
Security Council
SC/9110
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5738th Meeting* (PM)

Security Council condemns in strongest terms terrorist attack in Algeria,

Urges all states to cooperate in bringing perpetrators to justice

The Security Council this afternoon condemned in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack that caused numerous deaths and injuries in Batna, Algeria, and expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of that heinous act and their families, as well as the people and Government of Algeria.

Through a statement read out by its President for the month of September, Jean-Maurice Ripert (France), the Council also underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of that reprehensible act of terrorism to justice, urging all States to cooperate actively with the Algerian authorities in that regard.  The Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted 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 meeting was called to order at 12:45 p.m. and adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2007/32 reads as follows:

“The Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that occurred in Batna ( Algeria), on 6 September 2007, causing numerous deaths and injuries, and expresses its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of this heinous act of terrorism and their families, and to the people and the Government of Algeria.

“The Security Council underlines the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act 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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*     The 5737th Meeting was closed.

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