UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday pledged commitment to fighting terrorism 20 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.
"The members of the Security Council are as united today as they were 20 years ago in their commitment to prevent and counter terrorism, in all its forms and wherever it occurs, consistent with international law," the Security Council said in a press statement.
The members of the Security Council offer their condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the attacks, recognizing that more than 90 countries lost citizens, the statement said.
Today, members recommit to the words set forth in the UN Charter to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war ... and for these ends to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security," it said.
"Those words are a guiding light to all nations as we engage in our solemn task to make the world safer and more secure," the statement added.