SECURITY COUNCIL, ADOPTING PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, STRONGLY CONDEMNS ATTACK IN BAGHDAD AGAINST POLAND’S AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ

5 October 2007
SC/9138

SECURITY COUNCIL, ADOPTING PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, STRONGLY CONDEMNS ATTACK IN BAGHDAD AGAINST POLAND’S AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ

5 October 2007
Security Council
SC/9138
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council

5754th Meeting (PM)

SECURITY COUNCIL, ADOPTING PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, STRONGLY CONDEMNS

ATTACK IN BAGHDAD AGAINST POLAND’S AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ

 

The Security Council today condemned the 3 October attack in Baghdad against Poland’s Ambassador to Iraq.

In a statement read out by its President, Leslie Kojo Christian ( Ghana), the Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of that act to justice, and reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.  Any act of terrorism was criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The Council called on the international community to support the Government of Iraq in exercising its responsibility in providing protection to the diplomatic community in Iraq, United Nations staff and other foreign civilian personnel working in the country.  Reaffirming the need to combat by all means threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, the Council reminded States that they must ensure that any anti-terrorism measures complied with all their obligations under international law.

The 3 October attack resulted in the wounding of the Polish Ambassador, as well as the killing of one of his security staff and the wounding of two.  It also killed at least one Iraqi civilian.

Beginning at 1:45 p.m. the meeting ended at 1:50 p.m.

Presidential Statement

The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2007/36 reads as follows:

“The Security Council condemns the 3 October attack in Baghdad against the Polish Ambassador to Iraq, which resulted in the wounding of the Ambassador and the killing of one member of his personal security detachment team and injuries to two others.  The attack also killed at least one Iraqi civilian.

“The Security Council expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of this attack and to their families, and to the Government of the Republic of Poland.

“The Security Council underlines the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financers and sponsors of this act to justice and urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate with the Governments of Poland and Iraq 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 also calls on the international community to support the Government of Iraq in exercising its responsibility in providing protection to the diplomatic community in Iraq, United Nations staff and other foreign civilian personnel working in Iraq.

“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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