Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attack on mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia

29 January 2016

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Ehsaa region of Saudi Arabia yesterday, which left many people dead and wounded.

In a press statement issued this evening, Council members expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the Government of Saudi Arabia. They wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack on the mosque.

Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, the Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

The Council also stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Saudi authorities in this regard.

Further to their statement, the members of the Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed. They also reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the UN Charter and other obligations under international law.


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