Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attack on French newspaper – 7 January 2015

8 January 2015 | News and Media

New York, 7 January – The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack against the headquarters of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France, on 7 January 2015, causing numerous deaths among journalists, media professionals and associated personnel as well as of two policemen.

Security Council holds open debate on international cooperation in combating terrorism and violent extremism. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Security Council holds open debate on international cooperation in combating terrorism and violent extremism. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this intolerable terrorist act targeting journalists and a newspaper.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government of France.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.