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Attack against Russian Embassy in Tripoli, Libya: Security Council Press Statement

Published Friday October 04 2013

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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Agshin Mehdiyev (Azerbaijan):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on 2 October, which resulted in intrusions into the diplomatic premises, causing serious damage.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at this attack and underlined the need to bring its perpetrators to justice.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that such acts are unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council called on the Libyan authorities to protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel, and to respect fully their international obligations in this regard.

The members of the Security Council recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on 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, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity, and to prevent any attack on diplomatic premises, agents and consular officers.

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