UN Security Council Slams Orlando Mass Shooting
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The UN Security Council condemned the weekend mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, which left nearly 50 people dead and many others injured.
"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, on 12 June 2016, targeting persons as a result of their sexual orientation, during which 49 people were killed and 53 injured,” the UN Security Council said in a statement on Monday, Sputnik reported.
"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitute one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” it added.
A man armed with an assault rifle and pledging loyalty to Daesh (also known as ISIL and ISIS) killed and injured scores of people during a celebration at Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Later, Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack through its so-called Amaq news agency.