Al-Qaeda’s links with Pakistani terrorist organizations like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, banned by the United Nations Security Council, continue to strengthen. The Ambassador of India to the United Nations has said this. He also emphasized that the recent developments in Afghanistan have only given this terrorist organization an opportunity to grow stronger.
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador TS Tirumurti told the International Counter-Terrorism Action 2022 Conference organized by the ‘Global Counter-Terrorism Council’ on Tuesday that the Islamic State (IS) has changed its ways and its main focus is Syria. and is on re-consolidating ground in Iraq, and its regional allies are expanding, particularly in Africa and Asia.
Al Qaeda’s links with terrorist organizations are getting stronger
“Similarly, al-Qaeda remains a major threat and the recent developments in Afghanistan have only given them an opportunity to re-emerge,” he said. Al-Qaeda’s links with Security Council-sanctioned terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed continue to strengthen. Its regional partners in Africa continue to expand.
Tirumurti is also the chairman of the UNSC’s Counter-Terrorism Action Committee for 2022. In the context of global counter-terrorism, the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001 had proved to be a “decisive turning point in our efforts to combat terrorism”. He said the September 11 attacks underscored that the threat of terrorism is serious and universal and can only be defeated by the coordinated efforts of all UN member states.
‘The problem of terrorism should not be associated with any religion’
Tirumurti said, “The time has gone to classify terrorists as your terrorists and mine as terrorists. Terrorism in all its forms must be condemned and no act of terrorism can be considered an exception or justified, regardless of the motive behind such acts and they are carried out anywhere, anytime and by whoever. have been given. The Indian diplomat said that the problem of terrorism should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.