The Security Council welcomes the newly formed Government of Iraq and calls on the international community to support its efforts to strengthen further democratic institutions, to maintain security and combat terrorism and to create a safe, stable and prosperous future for the people of Iraq. The Security Council reaffirms its support for the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Iraq and reaffirms further the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

Thank you Mr. President of the Council,

It is an honour, indeed, to brief the Security Council today on behalf of the Secretary-General.

This is the 4th time that I address the Council on the devastation from the people of Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Mrs. President,

I am honoured to present to the Council today two reports of the Secretary-General.

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The Security Council deplores in the strongest terms the recent events in the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar province in haq. The Security Council condenms the attacks that are being peq?etrated by A1-Qaida affiliate, the Islalnic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), against the people of Iraq in an attempt to destabilize the country and region. The Security Council recognizes that Iraqi security forces, local police and tribes in Anbar province are showing gTeat courage as they fight to defeat ISIL in their cities.

New York, 21 March 2013
Thank you, Mr. President.
I am honoured to present to the Council today the second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2061 of 2012 (S/2013/154) on the activities of UNAMI. I shall also brief Council members on the most recent developments in Iraq.

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