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Faurie at the UN: "We are concerned about the activity of radicalized groups in our region"

Tuesday, 24 September 2019
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Meeting of the Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism in the context of the 74th UN General Assembly

"We witness with grave concern the activity of individuals and organizations with links to terrorist groups, as well as radicalized groups in our region," stated Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie in New York at the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism, in the context of the 74th UN General Assembly.

"Argentina has suffered two of the deadliest attacks in South America at the hands of global terrorism, which left hundreds dead and injured: one in 1992 on the Embassy of Israel and another one in 1994 on AMIA," stated Faurie. He also stressed that "we will not stop seeking the goal of bringing all those involved before Argentine courts for them to be questioned and, eventually, sentenced for their participation in these dreadful attacks."

Similarly, the Argentine Foreign Minister stated: "We request all countries to refrain from hosting or harbouring any of the accused with respect to whom an international arrest warrant has been issued or for whom a pending INTERPOL red notice exists."

Faurie stated that "we are convinced that terrorism must be fought only by means of the tools provided for by the law and respecting fundamental guarantees. In addition, we need closer cooperation and more collaboration between national agencies."

Finally, the Foreign Minister stressed that: "Terrorism is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Therefore, I call for further cooperation to prevent and counter this threat to us all."