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Australia: UN vote a response to ‘deplorable act’

July 21, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Australia says the U.N. Security Council vote supporting an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight is unambiguous response to an “utterly deplorable act.”

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told the council that there had been “grotesque violations” of the crash site, and the Australian-proposed resolution unanimously agreed upon by the council on Monday demands that armed groups controlling the site must allow immediate access to allow recovery of bodies.

Bishop also said those groups must also stop actions that compromise the integrity of the crash site.

She said the victims “must be treated with dignity.”

Of the 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane when it went down, 37 were Australian.

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