U.N. Security Council gives its condolences to those injured in Lebanese terrorist bombing

The United Nations Security Council released a statement on Thursday giving its condolences to the people of Lebanon in response to a terrorist attack that killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200.

The Council said it is against all forms of terrorism, as it is criminal, unjust and one of the biggest threats to international security and peace. The Council also said those responsible for the attack on Thursday, a car bomb explosion, must be brought to justice.

"The members of the Security Council appealed to all Lebanese people to preserve national unity in the face of attempts to undermine the country's stability and stressed the importance for all Lebanese parties to respect Lebanon's policy of disassociation and to refrain from any involvement in the Syrian crisis, consistent with their commitment in the Baabda Declaration," the Council said.

The Council emphasized the importance of counterterrorism and ensuring the international community remains accountable to the U.N. Charter and international law. International peace and security is the Council's top priority and it expects this to be upheld internationally, particularly in Lebanon because of The Baabda Declaration.

The Baabda Declaration came about in June 2012 during a National Dialogue meeting. It holds Lebanon to be neutral from regional conflict and tension.