The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the consecutive terrorist attacks on 27 June in Qaa, Lebanon, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.
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 Lebanon. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring the 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 the Lebanese authorities in this regard.
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).
The members of the Security Council reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation and wherever, whenever and by whomsoever it is committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
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, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
They reiterated their commitment to Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity, as well as to its security.