Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Spain

24 September 2008

The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms recent deadly terrorist attacks in Spain and urged all States to cooperate with the Spanish authorities in bringing the culprits to trial.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated that all acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, and reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts,” the 15-member body said in a press statement read out by Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, which currently holds the Council’s rotating presidency.

At the same time the Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

Two days ago Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also strongly condemned the series of car bombings in northern Spain that left at least one person dead and wounded several others.


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