The UN Security Council strongly condemned a series of violent attacks
against embassies and consular premises of member states in multiple countries
on September 13 and 14.
In a press statement, members of the Council expressed deep concern at these
attacks recalling that the nature of diplomatic premises is peaceful and that
diplomats have among their essential functions the promotion of better
understanding across countries and cultures.
The Council reaffirmed that "such acts are unjustifiable regardless of
their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed."
The Council recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of
diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host governments,
including under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to take all appropriate steps to
protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, and
to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of
their dignity, said the statement.