Must work together to starve terrorists of funds: UK Foreign Secretary

29 October, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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UK Foreign Secretary emphasised the need of limiting the use of new technology and depriving terrorists of the money they need to carry out their terrorist actions

In his Saturday speech to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee in New Delhi, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly emphasised the need of limiting the use of new technology and depriving terrorists of the money they need to carry out their terrorist actions.

Speaking in New Delhi before the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, he urged nations to cooperate in the fight against internet terrorism, particularly international terror recruiting activities.

In response to the topic of ‘Countering the exploitation of new and emerging technology for terrorist objectives’, he stated that “We have made addressing illicit money a major pillar of our collaboration with foreign partners like the UAE.”

He further stated, “If we are to keep our people safe, we must uphold human rights and we must continue to work together and with all parts of our communities to discredit the narratives of hate, to counter radicalization… to foil plots, to starve terrorist of the finances and the emerging technologies that they would use, to do us harm.

UK Foreign Secretary began his speech by praising India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar for utilising his country’s leadership of the Security Council to focus on this important topic. He described terrorism as a worldwide issue and a global menace.