Tag Archives: Extremism

1 October 2014

Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso: shared responsibility to fight ‘plagues’

Djibril Bassolé Yipènè, Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso said that in the Sahel region, armed conflicts become more complex and are radicalised because of the emergence of violent extremism and terrorism, which are closely associated with organised crime, particularly in the areas of drug trafficking, arms trafficking and human trafficking. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect local realities

29 September 2014

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran: West’s ‘strategic blunders’ aided rise of IS

The New York Times reports that President Hassan Rouhani of Iran delivered a searing indictment of Western and Arab states in his speech to the UN, blaming them for sowing the seeds of extremism in the Middle East with ‘strategic blunders’ that have given rise to the Islamic State and other violent jihadist groups. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | Iran’s President Says West’s ‘Blunders’ Aided Rise of Islamic State

29 September 2014

US President urges cooperation to combat extremism

US President Barack Obama urged cooperation at the UN to tackle ‘violent extremism’ spread by groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Addressing UN Assembly, US President urges cooperation to combat extremism, renew multilateral system