UNSC condemns attack on Pakistan Embassy in Kabul

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 03 (DNA): The UN Security Council issued a press
statement condemning in “the strongest terms” Friday’s terrorist attack
on the Pakistani embassy in Kabul that targeted the Head of the Mission
and called for ensuring the safety of diplomatic and consular premises.

The 15-member Council, acting by consensus, also wished a speedy and
full recovery to the security guard who was critically injured in the
“reprehensible” attack.

The statement, which came hours after the news of the attack reached
here, underscored the need for bringing the perpetrators of the attack
to justice.

“The members of the Security Council called on all relevant parties to
respect and ensure the safety and security of diplomatic and consular
premises and personnel of United Nations Member States,” it said.

The statement added, “The members of the Security Council stressed the
fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular
premises, and the obligations on receiving states under the 1961 Vienna
Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on
Consular Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic
and consular premises against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any
disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their
dignity, and any attack on diplomatic premises, agents, and consular
officers.”

“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold
perpetrators, organizers, financiers, and sponsors of these
reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.

“They urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under
international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to
cooperate actively with all relevant authorities.” DNA