Monday, September 17, 2012

Security Council Condemns Attacks in Yemen

United Nations Security Council LogoThe Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in the capital, Sana’a, on 11 September that caused numerous deaths and injuries, including among the security detail of Yemen’s defence minister.  A car bomb detonated as the motorcade of the minister, Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad, passed near government offices in central Sana’a, according to media reports. Eleven people were reportedly killed, including seven of the minister’s bodyguards. 

Council members expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of these “heinous acts” and to their families, and to the people and Government Yemen, according to a statement issued to the press by Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month.

“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, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement added.

(Adapted from a UN Press Release)

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