April 24, local time, members of the United Nations Security Council issued a joint statement strongly condemning the April 21 terrorist attack in Quetta, Pakistan.
The statement said that the Members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Pakistan, and hoped that the injured would recover soon.
The Council expresses that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. The members of the Council stressed the importance of pursuing the responsibility of the perpetrators, perpetrators, finors and supporters of terrorist acts and bringing them to justice.
The Council urges all States to cooperate actively with the Government of Pakistan and other relevant authorities, in accordance with their obligations under international law and the relevant Security Council resolutions.
The statement reiterated that any terrorist act, regardless of motive, time, place or perpetrator, is an unjustified crime. All States must use all means to combat terrorist acts that pose a threat to international peace and security, in accordance with the Provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and other international law.
On the evening of the 21st local time, a car bomb exploded in the parking lot of a luxury hotel in Quetta, capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, killing five people.