Security Council deplores attack against Polish Ambassador in Iraq

Security Council deplores attack against Polish Ambassador in Iraq

Security Council
Condemning yesterday’s attack in Baghdad on the Polish Ambassador to Iraq, the Security Council today called on the international community to support the Iraqi Government in protecting the diplomatic community, United Nations staff and other foreign civilian personnel.

The Ambassador sustained injuries in the attack, while at least two people were killed – including a member of his personal security detachment team and an Iraqi civilian. Two other people sustained injuries.

In a presidential statement read out by Ghanaian Ambassador Leslie Kojo Christian, who holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, the 15-member body expressed its deepest sympathy and sent condolences to the victims’ families and to the Polish Government.

“The Security Council underlines the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this act to justice,” Mr. Christian said, calling on all States to cooperate with the Polish and Iraqi Governments.

The Council also reiterated that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”