Kuwait calls for intensifying int’l efforts to eliminate terrorism

NEW YORK, Kuwait has renewed its call for increasing international efforts to eliminate the scourge of terrorism, describing it as one of the gravest challenges to the world order.

“There is no doubt that the growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism is one of the most dangerous challenges facing the world order,” Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said in his speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.

His Highness Sheikh Jaber reminded the world that the Middle East region had suffered most from the sabotage acts of terrorist organizations, especially the so-called Islamic State terrorist group, which put on a cloak of Islam to cover its destructive intentions.

“This is a direct reason to call for intensifying efforts to counter this real danger in all its forms and manifestations, dry up its sources and funding and activate international and regional conventions on combating terrorism,” he said.

He regretted that this destructive threat of terrorism is snowballing in a number of states in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan.

The Kuwaiti premier, however, cited Iraq’s success in defeating the so-called Islamic State group as a good example how collective action in dealing with this threat could have great results.

In the case of Iraq, which suffered most from IS crimes, the great role of international community and its cooperation with the national government, had helped clear all the Iraqi territories from the IS terrorist entity, he argued.

Source: Kuwait News Agency