ISIS’s mobilization of funds has become more robust, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar told the United Nations on Thursday, stressing that the money flow for the feared terror group has continued and that rewards for killings are now paid in Bitcoins.
In a UN Security Council briefing on threats to international peace and security posed by terrorist acts, S Jaishankar said the Secretary-General’s latest report has provided another stark reminder that ISIS continues to pose a critical threat to the international community. peace and security.
“ISIL (Da’esh) continues to operate in Syria and Iraq and its affiliates are growing stronger, especially in Africa. ISIS (Da’esh)’s mobilization of funds has become more robust. The flow of funds has continued and the rewards for killings are now equal is paid in Bitcoins!” he said.
S Jaishankar said the radicalization of vulnerable young people through systematic online propaganda campaigns remains a serious concern.
He said ISIS’s modus operandi has changed, with the core focusing on retaking territory in Syria and Iraq and affiliated organizations that function independently.
“This evolving phenomenon is extremely dangerous and presents a new set of challenges to our collective efforts in our fight against IS and terrorism,” said S Jaishankar.
“Let’s always remember that what is true of Covid is even more true of terrorism: none of us are safe until we are all safe,” he warned.
S Jaishankar outlined an eight-point action plan for consideration to collectively eliminate the scourge of terrorism, including evoking the political will and refraining from justifying or glorifying terrorism.
“No double standards. Terrorists are terrorists; discrimination is only made at your own risk,” he said.
“Don’t put blocks and blocks on listing requests for no reason, discourage exclusivist thinking, and be wary of new terminologies and false priorities,” he said.
He also underlined the need to “apply and unsubscribe objectively, not on the basis of political or religious considerations.”
Recognize the link with organized crime. Support and strengthen the FATF, and give more money to the UN Counter-Terrorism Office,” he added.
S Jaishankar called on the UN Security Council to jointly build on these principles.
“It is also important to end the stalemate preventing the adoption of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, which India has long advocated,” he said.
The foreign minister said India is at the forefront of global counter-terrorism efforts, has participated in all major global initiatives against international terrorism and is a party to all United Nations sectoral conventions related to terrorism.
“We were delighted to play our part in strengthening the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy adopted last month. We reiterate our full support for counter-terrorism cooperation under the auspices of the UN,” he said.
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