"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,"
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
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
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)