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Terrorist Act in Volgograd, Russia: Security Council Press Statement

Published Sunday December 29 2013

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gerard Araud (France):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that occurred at the central train station of Volgograd, the Russian Federation, on 29 December 2013, causing numerous deaths and injuries. The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and expressed their sympathy to all those injured in this heinous act, and to the people and the Government of the Russian Federation.

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 members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

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 all relevant authorities in this regard.

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