Ban condemns Tripoli car bomb
24 April 2013, 14:30
New York - The UN Security Council and UN leader Ban Ki-moon
strongly condemned a car bomb attack on the French embassy in Tripoli on
The 15-member Security Council called the bomb, which
injured two French guards and a girl, a "heinous act". The council
and Ban said the Libyan government must act to bring the perpetrators to
A Security Council statement "condemned in the
strongest terms the terrorist attack against the embassy of France in Tripoli".
Council members "expressed their deep sympathy to the families of the
victims of this heinous act".
"The secretary general condemns, in the strongest
terms, the attack on the French embassy in Tripoli," added deputy UN
spokesman Eduardo del Buey. "The targeting of diplomatic missions and
their staff is not acceptable and never justifiable."
The car bomb outside the embassy highlighted growing
insecurity since the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
"The secretary general calls on all Libyans to support
their government's efforts to establish strong and effective security
institutions," del Buey said.