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UN condemns attack on Israeli embassy staffer

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:29

United Nations: The UN Security Council has
strongly condemned the February 13 terrorist attack on Israeli
embassy staff in India, saying any acts of terrorism are
"criminal and unjustifiable".

A statement issued by UNSC President Kodjo Menan of Togo
said Council members "condemned in the strongest terms the
terrorist attack in New Delhi, India aimed at Israel`s
diplomatic personnel which resulted in injuries to
diplomatic personnel and civilians."

Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua-Koren was among the
four persons injured in the Delhi attack.

The statement also condemned the attempted terror
attack in Georgia.

The Council did not name any country for being
responsible for the attack.

In its statement, the Security Council said it condemns
the "new and recurring" acts of violence against diplomatic
and consular representatives, "which endanger or take innocent
lives and seriously impede the normal work of such
representatives and officials."

The Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in
all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most
serious threats to peace and security and that any acts of
terrorism are "criminal and unjustifiable" regardless of their
motivations.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the
need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and
sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice,
and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations
under international law and relevant Security Council
resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant
authorities in this regard," the statement said.

The Council also reaffirmed the need to combat
threats to international peace and security caused by
terrorist acts.

Responding to the UNSC statement, Israel`s ambassador
to the UN Ron Prosor said, "Today the unanimous voice of the
Security Council can be heard around the world -- from the
halls of every embassy that faces Iranian terror to the
hospital room of Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua, who is still
recovering from her injuries."

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:27

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