July 17th, 2009 19:04 EST
UN Security Council Condemns Hotel Bombings In Indonesia
17 July 2009 " The Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have strongly condemned this morning`s bombings of two hotels in central Jakarta that have reportedly killed at least nine people and injured dozens of others.
The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery, his spokesperson said in a statement.
Media reports say the blasts occurred almost simultaneously about 7:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in the central business district of the Indonesian capital.
The Secretary-General recognizes the steadfast efforts that the Indonesian Government has made in bringing to justice perpetrators of past terrorist acts, his statement added. He expresses confidence that these new attacks will be investigated with equal resolve and that those responsible will be prosecuted.
The Security Council adopted a presidential statement in which members 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 15-member panel 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 presidential statement added that States must also ensure that any measures taken to fight terrorism must meet their obligations under international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.