14 February 2003
Security Council Condemns 7 February Bomb Attack in Bogota, Says Act of Terrorism Threatens Peace, Security
Resolution 1465 (2003) Adopted Unanimously
NEW YORK, 13 February (UN Headquarters) -- The Security Council this afternoon condemned "in the strongest terms" last week's bomb attack in Bogota, Colombia, characterizing it as an act of terrorism that threatened peace and security.
By unanimously adopting resolution 1465 (2003), the Council urged all States to provide support and assistance to the Colombian authorities in their efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the attack. The Council also expressed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the people and the Government of Colombia and the victims of the attack and their families.
The meeting started at 5.57 p.m. and adjourned at 6 p.m.
The full text of the resolution reads, as follows:
"The Security Council,
"Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and its relevant resolutions, in particular resolution 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001,
"Reaffirming 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,
"1. Condemns in the strongest terms the bomb attack in Bogota, Colombia, on 7 February 2003 in which many lives were claimed and people injured, and regards such act, like any act of terrorism, as a threat to peace and security;
"2. Expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to the people and the Government of Colombia and to the victims of the bomb attack and their families;
"3. Urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001), to work together urgently and to cooperate with and provide support and assistance, as appropriate, to the Colombian authorities in their efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of this terrorist attack;
"4. Expresses its reinforced determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations."
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