Security Council Press Statement on embassy attacks in Damascus

Jul 12, 2011

(as issued today by Security Council President Ambassador Peter Wittig)


The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the attacks against embassies in Damascus, which have resulted in damage to embassy premises and injuries to diplomatic personnel.


The members of the Security Council recall the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic missions and the obligations on host Governments, including under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect embassy premises.


In this context, the members of the Security Council call on the Syrian authorities to protect diplomatic property and personnel.

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