UNSC asks its members to cooperate with India against terror

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United Nations, Nov 28 (UNI) The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the Mumbai terrorist attacks and has asked its members to cooperate actively with Indian authorities in this regard.

Security Council President Jorge Urbina, in a statement, underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of ''these reprehensible acts of terrorism'' to justice.

He urged all States to cooperate actively with the Indian authorities in this regard in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

The members of the Security Council also expressed condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and the Government of India.

The members reiterated that all acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, and reaffirmed the need to combat, by all means in accordance with the UN Charter, the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

They also reminded States, they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.

The members also reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism in accordance with its responsibilities under the UN Charter, the statement said.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has already strongly condemned the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

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