UN Security Council condemns Kabul attack
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the Taliban attack on the French Institute of Afghanistan in Kabul, which caused death and injuries to numerous civilians.
Expressing its serious concern at the threats posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other terrorist groups, members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts to justice.
It urged countries in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard.
Noting that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need and reiterated their determination to combat by all means.
“No terrorist act can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan, which is supported by the people and the Government of Afghanistan and by the international community,” the Security Council said.
The Security Council is scheduled to discuss the situation in Afghanistan on Friday during which it is expected to adopt a resolution on the Resolute Support Mission (RSM), a NATO mission designed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces post-2014.
The draft resolution was put under silence this morning until late afternoon; silence was not broken and the draft is now in blue.
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