UNSC condemns terrorist bombings in Iraq


Insisting that no terrorist act can reverse a path towards peace, democracy and reconstruction in Iraq, the 15-member UN body expressed its deep condolences to the families of the victims and reaffirmed support for the people and the government of Iraq.
The UNSC also reaffirmed its commitment to Iraq's security.

Noting that this tragedy occurred on the sixth anniversary of the bombing of the UN Baghdad headquarters that killed 22 people, the Security Council reiterated its strong support and appreciation for the humanitarian work of the United Nations and its staff in Iraq.

Underlining the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these "reprehensible acts" of terrorism to justice, the powerful UN body urged all states to cooperate actively with Iraqi authorities in this regard.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an address marking the first-ever World Humanitarian Day, also deplored the attacks saying that he was saddened that violence persists in Iraq.

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