UNSC slams terror attack at Saudi mosque

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UNSCUNITED NATIONS, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Friday condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Ehsaa Region of Saudi Arabia, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

In a statement, the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The Security Council members expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the government of Saudi Arabia, the statement said, adding that they wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice,” it said.

“They stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Saudi authorities in this regard,” said the statement.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” it added.

At least four people were killed and 18 others wounded on Friday in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, the first such terrorist attack in 2016.

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