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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON IRAQ
The following Security Council press statement on Iraq was issued by the President, Claude Heller ( Mexico), on Saturday, 25 April:
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Diyala on 23 and 24 April, which caused numerous deaths and injuries. The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the victims from Iraq, Iran and elsewhere. The members of the Security Council also reaffirmed their support for the people and the Government of Iraq, and their commitment to its security.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with Iraqi authorities in this regard.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed 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 members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.
The members of the Security Council reiterated that no terrorist act can reverse a path towards peace, democracy and reconstruction in Iraq, which is supported by the people and the Government of Iraq and the international community.
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