US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price called for a “full and transparent” investigation into the assassination attack on Pakistan’s Head of Mission to Kabul Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani.
A day earlier, Nizamani escaped an assassination bid after the embassy’s compound in Kabul came under attack targeting the head of mission. However, a security guard Sepoy Israr Mohammad was injured in the attack while protecting the envoy.
The statement issued by the Foreign Office said that “by the grace of Allah Almighty, the head of mission is safe”.
US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, while addressing a press conference, said: “We offer our sympathies and wish a quick recovery to those affected by the violence.
“The United States is deeply concerned by the attack on a foreign diplomat, and we call for a full and transparent investigation,” he added.
Moreover, the UN Security Council also condemned the attack in the “strongest terms” and called for ensuring the safety of diplomatic and consular premises.
The 15-member council wished a speedy and full recovery to the security guard who was critically injured in the “reprehensible” attack. It also underscored the need for bringing the perpetrators of the attack to justice.
“The members of the Security Council called on all relevant parties to respect and ensure the safety and security of diplomatic and consular premises and personnel of United Nations Member States,” it said.
“The members of the Security Council stressed the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on receiving States under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity and any attack on diplomatic premises, agents and consular officers,” read the statement.
“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers, and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice.
“They urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities.”
Remember that, An “assassination attempt” made on Friday at Pakistani Embassy Envoy in Afghanistan’s Capital Kabul targeted Pakistan’s top diplomat.
According to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry The head of mission, Ubaid Ur Rehman Nizamani, was the target of an attack on its embassy compound.
Pakistan’s prime minister has said, as tensions between the neighboring countries simmer.
A security guard was wounded Friday by shots fired at Pakistan’s embassy in the Afghan capital, in what Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called “an assassination attempt” on the head of the mission.
“I demand immediate investigation & action against perpetrators of this heinous act,” Prime Minister Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif tweeted.
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