Security Council condemns attacks against Israeli diplomatic staff
The United Nations Security Council has condemned two attacks against Israeli diplomatic personnel this month, it said in a press release.
In a meeting late Thursday, council members "condemned the new and recurring acts of violence against diplomatic and consular representatives, which endanger or take innocent lives and seriously impede the normal work of such representatives and officials," the statement said.
On February 13, an Israeli diplomat's wife was injured when a motorist attached a bomb to her car in New Delhi, DPA reported.
On the same day, a driver for the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, found a grenade taped to the bottom of an embassy car. The device was reportedly disposed of by security forces without injury.
Israel has accused Iran of being behind the attacks.
The 15-member Security Council also called on all UN member states to play their part in fighting terrorism, and reminded them of their obligations under the global conventions concerning diplomats and their activities.
The UN statement was issued by Kodjo Menan, ambassador to the UN from Togo, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month.