Security Council Press Statement on Mumbai attacks

Jul 13, 2011

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

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred in various parts of Mumbai, India on 13 July 2011, causing numerous deaths and injuries.  They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of these heinous acts and to their families, and to the people and Government of India.

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 its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.

© GermanyUN

Peace and Security

Regional conflicts, fragile or collapsed states, armed conflicts, terrorism and organized crime – all have grave consequences for the people who suffer under them. They also threaten the security and stability of entire regions and peoples.