8 July 2005

Security Council Press Statement on London Terrorist Attack

NEW YORK, 7 July (UN Headquarters) -- Following is the Security Council press statement on the London bombings delivered by Council President Adamantios Th. Vassilakis (Greece):

I wish first to express the Council’s outrage and indignation at today’s appalling terrorist attacks against the people of the United Kingdom that cost human life and caused injuries and immense human suffering.

We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of the United Kingdom.  We stand by their side in these difficult hours.

At this moment it is important to send a strong message against those who have committed these unjustifiable crimes.  They have to know that the international Community is determined more than ever to combat collectively the scourge of terrorism which constitutes a serious threat to international peace and security.  Those responsible for these horrendous acts will be brought to justice and punished.

The resolution just adopted condemns unequivocally these abhorrent terrorist attacks.  The resolution was adopted unanimously and this demonstrates the collective will of the Council to fight terrorism.

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