PRESS RELEASE on terrorist attack in Damascus on February 21, 2013
car bombing in close proximity to the Russian Embassy in
Given the gravity of the incident and based on the practice of the UN Security Council, the Russian delegation circulated a draft Security Council press statement condemning this heinous act of terrorism and extending condolences to the relatives of the victims. The text confirmed the unshakable principles that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and has no justification, and that the members of the Security Council reiterate their determination to combat it in accordance with their responsibilities under the UN Charter.
such an indispensable reaction by the Security Council to this terrorist attack
has been once again blocked by the
unacceptable this search for justifications for terrorist actions. It is
obvious that by doing so the