Maldives, Mongolia, South Korea condemn Uri terror attack

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Maldives, Mongolia and South Korea on Tuesday joined the international community in condemning Sunday’s cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that left 18 Indian soldiers dead.

“The government of Maldives condemns in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack on the army base in in Uri, Kashmir, India,” a statement issued from Male said, according to a tweet by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

“Terrorism is a threat to regional and international peace, security and democracy,” it stated.

“The Maldives has always condemned international terrorism, especially those originating from outside, defeating and eliminating which requires international collabortion and cooperation in good faith.”

In a statement from Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian government expressed “deep regret” that armed terrorists brutally attacked the military complex in Uri and army personnel were killed and injured.

“While extending condolences to the victims and their families, Mongolia firmly stands that the terrorist attack must not be disruption of efforts for strengthening the regional stability and mutual understanding in the region.”

A statement from Seoul said that South Korea extended its deepest condolences and sympathy to the innocent victims of the terrorist attack and their bereavedd families.

“It is the firm position of the government the Republic of Korea that terrorism is a crime against humanity that cannot be justified under any circumstances,” it said.

“The RoK government will continue to take part in the efforts of the international community to eradicate terrorism,” it added.

–IANS

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