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Press Statements 2015 (128)

9 AUGUST 2015

SC/12004-AFR/3194-PKO/511

 

Security Council Press Statement on Deaths of Five Peacekeepers of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their sorrow at the tragic incident in Bangui that resulted in the deaths of five Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and the wounding of eight others.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the five peacekeepers killed and to the Government of Rwanda, and to MINUSCA.  The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

 

The members of the Security Council took note of the investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident, which is ongoing.

 

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for MINUSCA to assist the Transitional Authorities, which bear the primary responsibility to protect the population, and the people of the Central African Republic in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country, as mandated by the Security Council in resolution 2217 (2015).

9 AUGUST 2015

SC/12003-AFG/442

 

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

 

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the series of terrorist attacks in Kabul since last Thursday, at least two of them claimed by the Taliban, and which resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 70 deaths, including children.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous acts and to the Government of Afghanistan.  They wished the injured a speedy recovery and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these deplorable acts to justice.

 

The members of the Security Council 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, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.  The members of the Security 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.

 

The members of the Security Council reiterated that no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and by the international community.

6 AUGUST 2015

SC/12000

 

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Saudi Arabia

 

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) at a mosque at the headquarters of the Special Emergency Security Forces in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia on 6 August 2015, resulting in the death of at least 15 people.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the Government of Saudi Arabia.

 

The members of the Security Council stressed again that ISIL must be defeated and that the intolerance, violence and hatred it espouses must be stamped out.  The members of the Council further emphasized that such continued acts of barbarism perpetrated by ISIL do not intimidate them, but rather stiffen their resolve that there has to be a common effort amongst Governments and institutions, including those in the region most affected, to counter ISIL, groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIL, Ansar Al Shari’a entities and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida, as the Council resolved in United Nations Security Council resolutions 2170 (2014) and 2199 (2015).

 

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, 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.

 

The members of the Security Council 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, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.  The members of the Security 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.

4 AUGUST 2015

SC/11996-AFR/3191

 

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Burundi

 

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the killing of General Adolphe Nshimirimana on 2 August and the violent attack on Pierre Claver Mbonimpa on 3 August.  They noted that there is no place for violence and called on all actors to remain calm.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed concern that the security situation in Burundi is deteriorating rapidly, following an electoral period marked by violence and reports of violations and abuses of human rights.

 

The members of the Security Council appealed to the Government of Burundi, as well as all political actors, to resume an inclusive dialogue without delay.  To this end, they reaffirmed their support for regional engagement, in particular by the East African Community and the African Union, in calling for restraint and in pursuit of a political resolution to the crisis.  The members of the Security Council remained committed to supporting long-term peace and stability in Burundi.

3 AUGUST 2015

SC/11995-AFR/3189-PKO/508

 

Security Council Press Statement on Central African Republic

 

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 2 August 2015 in Bangui, in which one peacekeeper was killed, and several others were injured.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed and to the Government of Cameroon and to MINUSCA.  The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

 

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms all attacks and provocations against MINUSCA by armed groups.  They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law.  They called on the Central African authorities to swiftly investigate, with the assistance of MINUSCA, this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.  They stressed that those responsible for the attack shall be held accountable.

 

The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for MINUSCA to assist the Transitional Authorities, which bear the primary responsibility to protect the population, and the people of the Central African Republic in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country, as mandated by the Security Council in resolution 2217 (2015).

31 JULY 2015

SC/11994-PAL/2193

 

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Village of Duma, which Killed Palestinian Child

 

The members of the Security Council expressed profound outrage and condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist attack in the village of Duma near Nablus, which killed a Palestinian child and injured his family members.

 

The members of the Security Council extended their condolences and sympathies to the family of the victim of this heinous act and to the Palestinian leadership and to the Palestinian people.  They underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of this deplorable act to justice.

 

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned all such acts of violence, which have affected both the Palestinian and Israeli people, expressed concern about increased tensions and called for immediate calm.  The members of the Security Council emphasized the importance of all statements condemning this attack and condemning all acts of violence, and encouraged all sides to work to lower tension, reject violence, avoid all provocations and seek a path towards peace.

 

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.  The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law.

27 JULY 2015

SC/11981-AFR/3186

 

Security Council Press Statement on Attacks in Mogadishu

 

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack against the Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 26 July, which has caused numerous deaths, including one member of security staff from the Chinese Embassy, and injuries, and for which Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility.  They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.  The members of the Security Council offered their condolences to the people and Governments of the Republic of Somalia and the People’s Republic of China.

 

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

 

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.  The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice.

 

The members of the Security Council recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises and the obligations of host Governments, including under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity and to prevent any attack on diplomatic agents and consular officers.

 

The members of the Security Council underlined their enduring commitment to support peace and stability in Somalia.  They underlined that neither this, nor any other terrorist attack, would undermine their determination to support political and military progress.  The members of the Security Council reiterated their support to all international actors working to support the people and Government of Somalia.

22 JULY 2015

SC/11979

 

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Suruc, Turkey

 

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 20 July in Suruc, Turkey, killing at least 31 and injuring over 100 people.

 

The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and their sympathy to all those injured in this heinous attack, as well as to the people and the Government of Turkey who lost its citizens in this attack.

 

The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

 

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

 

The members of the Security Council 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, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

16 JULY 2015

SC/11973-AFR/3180

 

Security Council Press Statement on Libya

 

The members of the Security Council welcomed the initialling of the Libyan Political Agreement of Skhirat, Morocco, on 11 July by the majority of the Libyan delegates.

 

The members of the Security Council recognized the political will and courage demonstrated by those who initialled this draft agreement, which seeks to resolve Libya’s institutional and security crises.

 

The members of the Security Council called on all parties to engage with the Libyan Political Dialogue and unite in support of this agreement which will move the political transition process forward, through the formation of a Government of National Accord.

 

The members of the Security Council support the formation of a Government of National Accord to help rebuild the country, and to tackle the growing threat of terrorism in Libya and its neighbouring countries.

 

The members of the Security Council encouraged UNSMIL [United Nations Support Mission in Libya] to advance relevant efforts for coordination of international assistance to a future Government of National Accord.

 

The members of the Security Council thanked the Special Representative to the Secretary General, Bernardino Leon, for continuing his tireless efforts in this United Nations-facilitated, Libyan-led dialogue process and agreement.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their gratitude to the Kingdom of Morocco for its efforts in advancing this agreement, including in hosting the Libyan dialogue.

 

The members of the Security Council also expressed their gratitude to other neighbours and regional partners, including Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia, for their contributions to the process.

10 JULY 2015

SC/11967-AFG/440

 

Security Council Press Statement on Afghanistan

 

The members of the Security Council welcomed the direct talks held on the 7 July in Muree, Pakistan, between the Government of Afghanistan and Taliban representatives as a step towards peace and reconciliation.

 

The members of the Security Council encouraged the parties in the talks to continue building on these efforts through an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned dialogue as laid forth in the 20 July 2010 Kabul Conference communiqué.

 

The members of the Security Council expressed their appreciation for the constructive roles played by the Government of Pakistan, China, the United States and the international community.

 

The members of the Security Council reiterated that women have a vital role to play in the peace process, as recognized in Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and related resolutions, and therefore, recalled the need for the full, equal and effective participation of women at all its stages.

 

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their commitment to support Afghanistan on its path towards peace, reconciliation, democracy and development.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia
Wisma Putra
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62602 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA

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