6 June 2006

Security Council Press Statement Concerning 3 June Attack on Russian Federation's Baghdad Diplomats

NEW YORK, 5 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following press statement was delivered by Security Council President Ellen Margrethe Løj (Denmark) on 3 June:

Members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack against employees of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad on 3 June 2006, which resulted in the killing of one embassy employee and the kidnapping of four others, including a diplomat.

Members of the Security Council demand that the hostages be treated humanely and released immediately.

Members of the Security Council reaffirm their support for the Iraqi people, their condemnation of all terrorist attacks in Iraq, and reiterate their determination to combat all forms of terrorism.

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