Appendix C: Security Council Resolution 1595
SECURITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHES COMMISSION TO ASSIST INVESTIGATION INTO BEIRUT BOMBING THAT KILLED FORMER LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER
Resolution 1595 (2005) Adopted Unanimously;
The Security Council,
Reiterating its call for the strict respect of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity and political independence of Lebanon under the sole and exclusive authority of the Government of Lebanon,
Endorsing the Secretary-General’s opinion, as expressed in his letter of 24 March 2005 to the President of the Security Council, that Lebanon is passing through a difficult and sensitive period, that all concerned should imperatively behave with the utmost restraint and that the future of Lebanon should be decided strictly through peaceful means,
Reaffirming its unequivocal condemnation of the 14 February 2005 terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others, and caused injury to dozens of people, and condemning the subsequent attacks in Lebanon,
Having examined the report of the fact-finding mission to Lebanon inquiring into the circumstances, causes and consequences of this terrorist act (S/2005/203), transmitted to the Security Council by the Secretary-General following the declaration of the President of the Security Council of 15 February 2005 (S/PRST/2005/4),
Noting with concern the fact-finding mission’s conclusion that the Lebanese investigation process suffers from serious flaws and has neither the capacity nor the commitment to reach a satisfactory and credible conclusion,
Noting also in this context its opinion that an international independent...
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