SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON ATTACK AGAINST UNITED NATIONS INTERIM SECURITY FORCE FOR ABYEI
NEW YORK, June 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following Security Council statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant (United Kingdom):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism interim headquarters in Kadugli, Sudan, on 14 June, which resulted in the death of an Ethiopian peacekeeper and left two others wounded. They expressed their condolences to the family of the peacekeeper killed in the attack, to the Government of Ethiopia, and to UNISFA. They called on the Government of Sudan swiftly to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNISFA and called on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to cooperate fully with the mission and the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism for the successful implementation of their mandates.