Terrorism still a "potent threat": UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The Security Council has been urged to continue to play a leading role in dealing with what has been described as the 'potent threat' of global terrorism.

The call has come from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a meeting of the Council's Counter Terrorism Committee on Wednesday.

He said after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 in the United States, the Security Council provided what he says is the United Nations' "strong leadership" in combating terrorism.

The Secretary-General said the threat of terrorism remains and it's important for the Council to continue to play its role in combating it.

"Terrorism is still as potent a threat today as it was ten years ago. Tens of thousands of people have lost their lives. Repeated attacks have had severe economic consequences and taken a toll on State stability and regional harmony. I therefore welcome the resolve of the Council to ensure that no effort is spared to strengthen international action against this global peril."

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