World's top body condemn Orlando mass shooting

NEW YORK, June 13 (KUNA) — The World’s top body condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, targeting persons as a result of their sexual orientation, during which 49 people were killed and 53 injured.
In a statement released today, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the US Government, wishing a full recovery to those injured.
The French-led Council, reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
They reiterated that any acts of terrorism “are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.” Therefore, the Council members reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the UN Charter 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.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft also issued separate statement condemning the horrific attack.
On his part, Lukketoft called on Governments and people everywhere to get together and commit to support even stronger global, national and local efforts to prevent the spread of hatred and violent extremism.(end) mao.ibi