1 November 2005
Security Council Condemns Bombings in New Delhi, in Presidential Statement
NEW YORK, 31 October (UN Headquarters) -- The Security Council this afternoon strongly condemned the series of deadly bomb attacks that wracked New Delhi, India, on Saturday and urged all States to cooperate in bringing the perpetrators, financers and sponsors of those "reprehensible acts" to justice.
In a statement read out by its President, Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu of Romania, the Council also reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that no act of terrorism was justifiable, regardless of its motivation.
The Council expressed its deepest condolences to the victims, their families and to the people and Government of India.
The meeting began at 1 p.m. and ended at 1:05 p.m.
The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2005/53 reads, as follows:
"The Security Council strongly condemns the series of bomb attacks that occurred in New Delhi, India, on 29 October 2005, causing numerous deaths and injuries, and expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of these heinous acts of terrorism and their families, and to the people and the Government of India.
"The Security Council stresses the importance of bringing the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of violence to justice, and urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), to cooperate actively with the Indian authorities in this regard.
"The Security Council reaffirms 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 Security Council further reaffirms 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.
"The Security Council reiterates its determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations."
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