UNSC condemns suicide explosions Lebanon

NEW YORK, June 28 (KUNA) — UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the consecutive terrorist attacks in Qaa, Lebanon, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.
The French-led Council underlined in a statement issued this evening, the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts 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 the Lebanese authorities in this regard.
The members of the Security Council stressed the need to take measures to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, terrorist organizations and individual terrorists, in accordance with resolutions 2199 and 2253. The statement said the Council members reiterated that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation and wherever, whenever and by whomsoever it is committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
Further, the members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the UN Charter and other obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
However, the 15-member body reiterated their commitment to Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity, as well as to its security.
Earlier on Monday, eight people were wounded by the four suicide explosions that took place in Qaa town of Beqaa Governorate, northeastern Lebanon. The victims sustained minor wounds and were all taken to the town’s hospitals for treatment. (end) mao.rk