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Security Council Condemns Bulgaria Bombing

The UN Security Council condemned Thursday in “the strongest terms” the terrorist attack against the bus with Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria.

In a press statement issued by Security Council President Nestor Osorio (Colombia), council members expressed their “deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of this heinous act and to their families” and reaffirmed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.”

The Security Council stressed that states 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.”

Iran, accused by the Israeli authorities as being behind the attack, was not mentioned in the statement. However, Ambassador Chaim Waxman, Charge d’Affaires at the Israeli mission to the UN, wrote Thursday in a letter to the Security Council that the attack was “perpetrated by the Iranian Quds forces and Hezbollah, as part of a gruesome campaign targeting Israelis and Jews around the world.”

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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