UN should send right message to terror groups
Asserting that the UN should now start doing more, in order to send the right message to the terror groups, India has said that the inconsistent implementation of the sanctions on some of the terrorist outfits eats away at the UN’s authority.
“The United Nations must do more in order to send the right message. Inconsistent implementation of sanctions on some of these terrorist outfits eats away at the UN’s authority and needs to be further addressed,” Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said in his address to the UN General Assembly.
Earlier this week, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani himself asked a delegation of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to further include the new Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah (Akhundzada) and such others, in the list of terrorists.
“Unless the Security Council and its subordinate organs are a part of a cohesive response to global terrorism they run the risk of becoming marginalised from the most fundamental security priorities of Member States whose fabric is being further torn as under by terrorists,” Akbaruddin warned.
Unanimous resolution on Afghanistan
Addressing the UN General Assembly as it has adopted an unanimous resolution on Afghanistan, he said the security challenges which are faced by the Afghan people and Government have not receded.
“We note that Afghanistan, along with the Resolute Support Force, have continued to further make efforts in order to combat terrorism,” he said.
The resolution unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly has pledged its continued support, in particular as the Afghan Government rebuilt a stable, secure and economically self-sufficient State free from terrorism and narcotics while further strengthening the foundations of its constitutional democracy.
At the same time, it heard expressions of alarm over the recent spikes in civilian casualties and the influence of violent extremists.
In her address, Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that the presence of large numbers of terrorists, foreign fighters and also militant groups in the vast ungoverned areas of Afghanistan presents an imposing challenge to the` long-term stability of the war-torn country.