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    The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida for targeting persons as a result of their sexual orientation.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida for targeting persons as a result of their sexual orientation and called on all states to combat threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

    "The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, on 12 June 2016, targeting persons as a result of their sexual orientation, during which 49 people were killed and 53 injured,” the UN Security Council said in a unanimous Press Statement issued on Monday.

    The mass shooting occurred at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. The city Mayor Buddy Dyer stated that at least 50 people were killed and 53 more were injured in the shooting.

    "The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitute one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” the statement noted.

    The Security Council, according to the statement, reaffirmed the need for all states to combat terrorism by all means in accordance with the UN Charter and other international laws.

    In an official telegram to Barack Obama Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the Russian people share the pain and grief of those who lost their relatives and beloved ones in the 'barbaric' crime and hope for the speedy recovery of those injured.


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