U.N. Security Council condemns Beirut terrorist attack

The members of the U.N. Security Council strongly condemned a terrorist attack that occurred on Tuesday in Beirut and highlighted the need to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Security Council members expressed sympathy to the individuals injured in the attack and to the people and government of Lebanon. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the members reaffirmed that terrorism in all manifestations and forms is one of the most serious threats to international security and peace. The members said that regardless of motivation, location and the perpetrator, any terrorist acts are criminal and unjustifiable.

The members reiterated a determination to fight all manifestations of terrorism, in accordance with the council's responsibilities under the charter of the U.N.

The statement appealed to all Lebanese people to preserve national unity in face of the efforts to undermine the country's stability. Security Council members stressed the importance for all parties in Lebanon to respect the country's policy of disassociation and to refrain from becoming involved in the Syrian crisis in an effort to remain true to the commitment made in the Baabda Declaration.

"The Security Council stresses the need for strong, coordinated international support for Lebanon to help it continue to withstand the multiple current challenges to its security and stability," the members of the Security Council, said.