Security Council condemns latest wave of deadly attacks in Iraq
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||11 September 2012|
|Cite as||UN News Service, Security Council condemns latest wave of deadly attacks in Iraq, 11 September 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5053159d2.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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The Security Council today strongly condemned the wave of terrorist attacks that occurred across Iraq over the weekend and which caused numerous deaths and injuries, as well as damage to the French honorary consulate premises in Nasiriyah.
The attacks, which took place on 8 and 9 September, reportedly targeted Iraqi security forces, police recruits and markets, and left more than 50 people dead and more than 200 others injured.
In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member body expressed its deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of these "heinous" acts and to their families, and to the people and the Government of Iraq.
"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed 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 statement added.
The Council also reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, particularly international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.