Vietnam condemns attack on Indian Embassy in Afghanistan

"Vietnam strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 7, killing many civilians," Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung said.

The spokesman was responding to correspondents’ question on July 8 about Vietnam's comment on the July 7 terrorist bombing attack. "We would like to extend our profound condolences to the victims’ families," he said.

The members of the UN Security Council have also condemned the suicide bombing at the Indian Embassy in the Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on July 7, killing 41 people and injuring nearly 150 others.

The condemnation statement was read out by UN Security Council President, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN Le Luong Minh, on July 7.

The statement said “the members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of this reprehensible act of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to co-operate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard.”

Ambassador Le Luong Minh then on behalf of the Security Council answered the media relating to the statement and other issues on Zimbabwe and the Middle East.

The same day, Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Michele Montas, said in a statement that “the Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the suicide bombing in Kabul.”

He reiterated that no political agenda or grievance can justify such reprehensible means and urged that those responsible be brought to justice.

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, meanwhile, criticised the bombing, saying that it is a clear plot to destroy the relations in the region. (Nhan Dan, VNA)


 


Nhan Dan