UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" a deadly terrorist attack that occurred in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, which killed one French national and injured others, as well as other recent terrorist attacks in Yemen, saying that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable."
"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and all obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts," said a statement issued here to the press by the 15-nation Security Council.
"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group," the statement said.
A French national was shot and killed and another was wounded in the Hada diplomatic quarter of the Yemeni capital on Monday after unidentified gunmen opened fire, France confirmed, adding that the fallen French was a security worker employed by the European Union mission in Yemen.
Westerners have frequently been attacked in Yemen, and Al Qaeda- linked militants have repeatedly attacked government officials and military installations there over the past two years, said the reports. "The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the family of the victim and expressed their sympathy to all those injured in this attack and to the people and the governments of Yemen and France," the statement said.
"The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Yemeni authorities in this regard," said the statement.
"The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law," it said.
The members of the Security Council underlined their support to the Yemeni government to combat terrorism, it added.