15 February 2019 - 09:01
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UNSC sympathizes with victims of terror attack in SE Iran

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA - The United Nations Security Council members in a statement expressed their sympathy with Iranian government and the bereaved families of the victims of the deadly terror attack in Sistan-Baluchestan, southeastern Iran.

Public Relations Department of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Headquarters in a statement late on Wednesday said 27 were martyred and 13 wounded in the Khash-Zahedan road terror attack.

The statement added the bus carrying IRGC border guards, who were on their way home after the end of a mission, was targeted by a suicide bomber.

The full text of the UNSC statement is as follows:

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Iran, on 13 February 2019, which resulted in 27 killed and wounded 13 others.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Iran and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Iran and all other 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. They reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter 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.

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