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Security Council urges States to help Iran in bringing terror bombers to justice

20 October 2009 – The Security Council today condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attacks in Iran which killed 57 people and injured 150 others on Sunday, and called on all States to “cooperate actively” with the Iranian authorities in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations,” the 15-member body said in a statement read out to the press by Ambassador Le Luong Minh of Viet Nam, which holds the Council presidency this month.

The statement followed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s strong condemnation, issued yesterday, of the attack on a meeting of the Revolutionary Guard in Pishin in Sistan-Baluchistan province of Iran, which borders Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act 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 Iranian authorities in this regard,” it said.

“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.”

The Council expressed its condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Government of Iran.

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