Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

16 February 2014
SC/11284-AFR/2819

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

16 February 2014
Security Council
SC/11284 AFR/2819
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

 

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė ( Lithuania):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack targeting a bus with tourists from the Republic of Korea on board on 16 February in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing at least four people and injuring dozens.

The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and expressed their sympathy to all those injured in this heinous act, and to the people and Governments of Egypt and the Republic of Korea.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed 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 members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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