UNITED NATIONS, April 25 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Saturday strongly condemned the most recent back-to-back terrorist attacks in Iraq.
In a statement released to the press, the 15-member body condemned "in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Diyala" on April 23 and 24, which caused numerous deaths and injuries.
The Council stressed the need to bring "perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice," urging all states to cooperate actively with Iraqi authorities in this regard.
"The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations," the statement said.
While reaffirming support for the people and the government of Iraq, the Council reiterated that "no terrorist act can reverse a path towards peace, democracy and reconstruction in Iraq, which is supported by the people and the government of Iraq and the international community."