Deeply concerned by the increase in many regions of the world of acts of terrorism in all forms and manifestations, the Security Council this afternoon reiterated its condemnation of all such acts, irrespective of motive.
In a presidential statement read out by its President, Sergey Lavrov (Russian Federation), the Council welcomed the efforts of the General Assembly and other organs of the United Nations in combating international terrorism. It also called upon all States to fully and expeditiously implement the provisions of its resolution 1269 (1999). That text unequivocally condemns all acts of terrorism and calls upon all States to cooperate in preventing and suppressing such acts.
The Council further reiterated its readiness to take the necessary steps in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter to counter terrorist threats to international peace and security.
The Council's statement followed a briefing by United Nations Legal Counsel Hans Corell on international efforts to combat terrorism. (See Press Release SC/6970.)
The meeting, which began at 12:21 p.m., was adjourned at 12:23 p.m.
The full text of the presidential statement, which will be issued as S/PRST/2000/38, reads as follows:
"The Security Council takes note with appreciation of the briefing of Under- Secretary-General Mr. Hans Corell regarding follow-up measures to resolution 1269 (1999) of 19 October 1999.
"The Security Council is deeply concerned by the increase, in many regions of the world, of acts of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The Council reiterates its condemnation of all acts of terrorism, irrespective of motive, wherever and by whomever committed. It welcomes the efforts of the General Assembly and other organs of the United Nations in the field of combating international terrorism.
"The Security Council calls on all States that have not done so to consider, as a matter of priority, becoming party of the existing anti-terrorism conventions.
"The Security Council reaffirms its resolution 1269 (1999) of 19 October 1999 and calls upon all States to implement its provisions fully and expeditiously.
"The Security Council reiterates its readiness, including on the basis of the relevant reports of the Secretary-General, as provided for in its resolution 1269 (1999) of 19 October 1999, to take necessary steps in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations in order to counter terrorist threats to international peace and security.
"The Security Council will remain seized of this matter."
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