Press Releases

          11 October 2004

    Press Statement by Security Council President on Recent Terrorist Attacks

    NEW YORK, 8 October (UN Headquarters) -- Following is today’s press statement by the Security Council President, Emyr Jones Parry (United Kingdom):

    Members of the Security Council strongly condemned recent terrorist attacks in which many lives were claimed and people injured, including the horrific attacks in Pakistan, yesterday’s heinous attack in Taba, Egypt, and the murder of a British civilian in Baghdad.

    Members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the attacks and their families.

    By adopting resolution 1566 by consensus, the Council has reaffirmed the central role of the United Nations in the fight against terrorism and the determination of the Council to stand together in confronting the scourge of terrorism.  The Council urges all States, in accordance with their obligations under resolution 1373 (2001) and other relevant Council resolutions, to cooperate actively in their efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers, and sponsors of terrorist acts.

    Members of the Council reaffirmed their view 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, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

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