UAE signs up to international coalition in fight against terror

Extremism and terrorism threatens stability in the region, says cabinet
UAE signs up to international coalition in fight against terror
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By Staff writer
Mon 06 Jul 2015 12:16 PM

The UAE
government has said extremism and terrorism is jeopardising security and
stability in the region and has called on greater cooperation and coordination
from the international community to combat any future attacks.

In a
statement issued by the official state news agency WAM, the UAE’s cabinet expressed its strong
condemnation for crimes targeting civilians and endangering international
safety and security.

“The
cabinet said the UAE is fighting this challenge nationally and joining an
international coalition. No country is safe from the danger of extremism and
terrorism and no community is immune from such crimes. The UAE Cabinet
underscores that eradicating this issue require a thorough national vision that
has concerted efforts, positive thinking, development-oriented vision and a
sense of fostering safety and security,” the statement said.

“The UAE
Cabinet calls upon the international community to boost cooperation and
coordination to fight and eradicate extremism and terrorism, stressing that
accepting the others is a cornerstone for a civilised and modern vision which
is adopted by the UAE in its fight against terror,” it added.

The
Middle East and wider region has seen an escalation in terrorist attacks in
recent months, principally from ISIL activists.

Just
over a week ago, a young Saudi Arabian man carried out an ISIL bomb attack on
Kuwait City's Imam Al Sadeq mosque, killing 27 people. The bombing was one of
three ISIL militant attacks on civilians on three continents that day - the
others were in Tunisia and France.

ISIL
militants have also targeted mosques in Saudi Arabia, dressing up as women
in order to carry out suicide bomb attacks in some cases.

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