UNSC condemns Saudi mosque attack

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (KUNA) — UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against a mosque in the Eastern Al-Ahsa governorate, which killed and wounded a number of people.
In a press statement, the members of the Security Council late Friday, expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the Government of Saudi Arabia. They wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Council, led by Uruguay this month, reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
They underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice. Members of the Council stressed 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 the Saudi 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.
In the statement, the Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law. (end) mao.nfm