– Security Council President Masood Khan (Pakistan)
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in In Amenas, Algeria, launched on 16 January, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries. They expressed their deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of these heinous acts and their families and to the people and Governments of Algeria and those countries whose nationals have been affected.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.
A fourth British victim of the Algerian siege was named today as efforts continued to repatriate their bodies. The Foreign Office issued a statement from the family of Sebastian John which said he would be eternally missed.