The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the 14 January terrorist attacks in Jakarta, which resulted in the deaths of at least 2 civilians, as well as many more injured, for which ISIL [Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Da’esh] has claimed responsibility.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Indonesia. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The members of the Security Council paid tribute to the swift response and courage of the Indonesian security forces in responding to this attack.
In light of the recent spate of terrorist attacks around the world, including Cameroon, Turkey, Pakistan and other regions, and recalling recent Security Council press statements, including those issued on attacks in Libya on 7 January and in Iraq on 11 January, the members of the Security Council expressed serious concern with the continued threat posed to international peace and security by ISIL, Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.
The members of the Security Council reiterated 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 for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
The members of the Security Council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists in accordance with resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).