Sunday, September 29, 2013

Terrorist Groupings Exploit Turmoil in Middle East to Achieve Their Goals

Russian Official: Terrorist groupings exploit turmoil in Middle East to achieve their goal

Sep 28, 2013

Moscow, (SANA) -The Russian President’s special envoy for cooperation in fighting with organized crime, Alexander Zmeyevsky, said on Friday that terrorist groupings in the Middle East exploit the situation to achieve their own goals.

"The wave of protest moods in the Middle East gave a new lease of life to the terrorist groupings concentrated around Al Qaida and its regional affiliations,” Zmeyevsky said in the underway Global Antiterrorist Forum in New York.

Itar Tass Russian News Agency quoted Zmeyevsky as saying “they utilized the chances arising from the chaos and degradation of state institutes…The risks of a spread of extremist ideology have jumped up”.

“Jihadist groupings have unfolded recruitment campaigns and the training of paramilitaries on an unprecedented scale - and not only in the zones of conflict but also in some European countries where the militants return fully prepared to apply their combat experience and to bring new supporters of radicalism and violence under their banners.”

Zmeyevsky underlined a special significance of the principled and persistent line on the part of the international community aimed to denounce and curb terrorism in all of its forms and showings.

“Any deviation from this line in pursuit of political stratagems will undermine trust and practical collaboration between states, including the one in the framework of this forum, and will thus put off the prospects for implementing the objectives it sets forward,” he said.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

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