Terrorism Constitutes Serious Threat To Peace in Afghanistan, Says UN Security Council

Wednesday, 03/29/2023

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called the March 27 attack, near the Taliban’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, heinous.

UNSC emphasised through a press release that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security in Afghanistan.

At least six people had been killed and several others had been injured in the attack near the Taliban's Foreign Ministry. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

In their statement, the members of the UNSC emphasised on the need to hold the perpetrators, organisers, financiers, and sponsors of these " of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice”.

The council called on all states to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

The UNSC statement reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever, and by whomsoever committed.

The UN Security Council consists of five permanent members and ten non-permanent members who get elected by the General Assembly for a two-year term.

The United States of America, France, the United Kingdom, China, and Russia are the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.

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