Tripoli, 13 September:
Both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the . . .[restrict]Security Council have issued statements condemning the the attack on the United States of America’s diplomatic mission and the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US diplomats.
The Security Council also condemned the attack on the United States Embassy in Cairo the same day.
Calling on Libya “bring perpetrators of these acts to justice”, the Security Council said that such acters were unjustifiable “regardless of their motivations”.
Members of the Security 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, and to prevent any attack on diplomatic agents and consular officers.
“In this context, and expressing their deep concern at these attacks, the members of the Security Council called on all authorities to protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel, and to respect their international obligations in this regard.”