The U.N. Security Council on Friday set aside differences on the Syria conflict to agree a rare statement condemning a suicide bomb attack on a Damascus mosque without blaming it on any side.
"The Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in a mosque in Damascus," the statement said. More than 45 people, including a senior pro-government cleric, were killed in Thursday's blast.
The council expressed "deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the people of Syria."
The 15-member council has been bitterly divided over the two-year conflict. Russia has sought to shield President Bashar Assad, while the United States, Britain and France have given increasing support to opposition rebels.