Security Council condemns Iraqi terrorist attacks

Hardeep Singh Puri

The Security Council has condemned a series of terrorist attacks that hit Iraqi cities across the country earlier in the week.

Suicide bombers, car bombs and improvised devices were used to carry out these strikes in which reportedly 80 civilians were killed and 300 others wounded.

Members of the Council are calling on Iraqi authorities to cooperate actively in finding the perpetrators.

Speaking to the press, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India, President of the Security Council, said that those who sponsor and organize these attacks should also be brought to justice.

"The members of the Security Council reminded States that 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."

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General has described these attacks as "particularly heinous" since they took place during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Deploring deadly blasts in Iraq, Security Council urges punishment of perpetrators

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