Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Jakarta

16, Jan 2016 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Source  :  Indonesian Embassy —

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest term the 14 January terrorist attacks in Jakarta, which resulted the death at least 2 civilians, as well as many more injured, for which ISIL has claimed responsibility.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Indonesia. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The member of The Security Council paid tribute to the swift response and courage of the Indonesian security forces in responding to this attack.

In light of the recent spate of terrorist attacks around the world including Cameron, Turkey, Pakistan, and other regions and recalling recent Security Council press statements including those issued on attacks in Libya on 7 January and in Iraq on 11 January, the members of the Security council expressed serious concern with the continued threat posed to International Peace and Security by ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, group, undertaking and entities.

The member of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers, and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. The member of the Security  Council stressed that those responsible for the killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under International Law and relevant Council resolutions to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all states to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charted of the United Nations and other obligations under International Law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The member of the Security Council stressed the need to take measure to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorist in accordance with resolutions 2199 (2015) and 2253 (2015).

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