Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Iran

20 October 2009
SC/9770

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Iran

20 October 2009
Security Council
SC/9770
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Iran

 

The following Security Council press statement on the terrorist attack in Iran was read out today by Council President Le Luong Minh ( Viet Nam):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the deadly terrorist attack that occurred in the border city of Pishin in Iran on 18 October 2009, causing at least 57 deaths and 150 injuries.  The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Government of Iran.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act 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 the Iranian 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 its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

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