Security Council condemns Rabbani’s assassination
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday strongly denounced the murder of High Peace Council chairman and former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, saying it was against the hopes of Afghan people for reconciliation.
Reading out a unanimous resolution of the 15-member body, the Security Council president for the month of September, Ambassador Nawaf Salam of Lebanon said the members reiterated their firm commitment to supporting the government of Afghanistan in its efforts to advance the peace process.
“The murder of Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, the chairman of the Afghanistan High Peace Council, was clearly directed against the hopes of the Afghan people for peace and reconciliation,” Salam said.
Condemning in the strongest terms the recent attack in Kabul, the Security Council members expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of the heinous act and to their families as well as to the people and government of Afghanistan.
Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace, and that any acts of terrorism were criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, the Security Council reaffirmed its determination to combat the scourge in accordance with its responsibilities under the UN Charter.
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