United Nations: Condemning the Friday’s suicide bombing in Syrian capital that claimed 26 lives and wounded dozens, UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate end to all violence in the Arab country.

In a press statement, the 15-nation Council "condemned in the strongest terms" the terrorist attack in Damascus, expressing their sympathy and condolences to the victims of the "heinous" act.

"The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed," the statement said.

The UN chief voiced his concern over the violence and deteriorating situation in Syria, telling reporters during a New Year's meet here that "all violence is unacceptable and must stop immediately."

(Agencies)