Security Council Condemns ‘Barbaric, Cowardly’ Paris Attacks
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United Nations Security Council condemned the “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks,” which claimed at least 153 lives in Paris on Friday.
“The Security Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of these terrorist acts to justice,” the 15-member council said in a statement.
The members of the Council also expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the government of France, the statement concluded, UN News Center reported.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the “despicable" terrorist attacks carried out in various locations in and around Paris.
Though the situation remains fluid, media reports have suggested that a national state of emergency has been called in the wake of multiple shootings throughout Paris, including at the Bataclan arts centre in the 11th arrondissement, which appears to be one of four venues attacked and where dozens of people are reportedly being held hostage.
“The Secretary-General trusts that the French authorities will do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly,” said the statement.
Extending his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery to those injured, Mr. Ban said in his statement that he stands with the Government and people of France.