UN top bodies condemn Tunisiaآ’s latest attack

NEW YORK, March 9 (KUNA) — United Nations’ top bodies condemned the terrorist attack on police and army posts in Ben Gardane, Tunisia, stressing no terrorist attack can reverse Tunisiaآ’s democracy and its efforts towards economic recovery and development.
In a statement, the Members of Security Council condemned the attack which resulted in the deaths of 12 members of Tunisiaآ’s security forces and seven civilians, as well as over 27 injured.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. The members of the Security Council stressed in their statement that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, 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.
“The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement added.
The 15 member body, led by Angola, reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
In a separate statement, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated the commitment of the UN to stand with the people of Tunisia as they confront “the scourge of terrorism and work to preserve the gains of the revolution.” He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the people and Government of Tunisia and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. (end) mao.rk