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UN council condemns Orlando attacks after some haggling

Mourners light candles at the Legacy of Love statue during a vigil in Dallas, Texas, on June 12, 2016, for victims of the attack at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FloridaThe UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned the Orlando attacks in a unanimous statement after some haggling with Russia and Egypt over a reference to the targeting of gays. Council members expressed condolences to the families of the 49 victims of the attack and reaffirmed that terrorism is one of the most serious threats to peace and security. The US-drafted text was circulated to council members on Sunday, but Russia and Egypt raised objections over the reference to “sexual orientation,” diplomats said.

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