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Security Council Condemns Terror Attacks in Madrid

Security Council Strongly Condemns Terror Attacks In Madrid

The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Madrid that killed at least 190 people and injured more than 1,200, and called on countries to cooperate in the effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Acting just hours after a series of bomb explosions rocked three train stations in the Spanish capital, the Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attacks saying that it regards them as "a threat to peace and security."

The resolution also expressed the 15-member body's "reinforced determination to combat all forms of terrorism," and conveyed its deepest sympathy and condolences to the people and Government of Spain and to the victims of the attacks and their families.

The text also urged all States "to cooperate actively in efforts to find and bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of this terrorist attack."

Speaking to reporters outside the Council's chambers after the vote, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Spain, Ana María Menéndez, said: "In this moment of grief and pain and suffering for the Spanish people, we have felt comforted by the unanimous and very fast adoption of resolution 1530 by the Security Council.

"[It] is an unequivocal condemnation of the terrible terrorist attacks that took place in Madrid and claimed the lives of more than 190 people so far and wounded approximately 1,200 or more Spaniards," she added.

"We would like to thank the international community and the members of the Council for their solidarity and their support," Ambassador Menéndez said.

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