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Security Council deplores hotel bombings in Indonesia

The UN Security Council has condemned the bombings of two hotels in Jakarta, which killed nine people.The Security Council stressed the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the bombings to justice and urged all States to cooperate with Indonesian authorities as they pursue that goal.

world Updated: Jul 18, 2009 10:11 IST

The UN Security Council has condemned the bombings of two hotels in Jakarta, which killed nine people.

In a meeting the 15-member Security Council adopted a presidential statement which voiced outrage and offered "deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of these heinous acts of terrorism and to their families, and to the people and Government of Indonesia."

The Security Council stressed the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the bombings to justice and urged all States to cooperate with Indonesian authorities as they pursue that goal.

"The Security Council reaffirms that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed," the statement said.

States must also ensure that any measures taken to fight terrorism must meet their obligations under international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

Earlier UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in a statement, deplored the attack and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and wished those injured a speedy recovery.