5053rd Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL ACTS UNANIMOUSLY TO ADOPT RESOLUTION STRONGLY CONDEMNING
terrorism as one of most serious threats to peace
Text Establishes Working Group to Recommend Measures
To Be Imposed on Individuals, Entities Other Than Al-Qaida Affiliates
Intensive consultations among Security Council members culminated in the unanimous adoption today of a resolution condemning all terrorist acts in the strongest terms, as one of the most serious threats to peace, and providing concrete steps to bolster existing anti-terrorism machinery and legal norms.
By the unanimous adoption of resolution 1566 (2004), the Council recalled that criminal acts, including against civilians, committed with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, or taking of hostages, with the purpose to provoke a state of terror, or compel a government or international organization to do or to abstain from doing any act which contravened terrorism-related conventions and protocols, were not justifiable for any reason –- whether of a political, philosophical ideological, racial, ethnic or religious nature.
Further by the text, the Council established a working group consisting of all its members, which would submit recommendations on practical measures to be imposed on individuals, groups or entities involved in or associated with terrorist activities, other than those designated by the Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Committee. The recommendations could include more ef