UN TERRORISM INFRASTRUCTURE

UN TERRORISM INFRASTRUCTURE
ENGLISH 13-Feb-2018 00:02:19
The Chair of a Security Council counter-terrorism committee, Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velazquez told the Council that “states bear the responsibility for the protection of critical infrastructure” but private owners “must also address their security needs and vulnerabilities,” especially as it relates to “soft” targets. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 13 FEBRUARY 2018, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velazquez, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations:
“There is a need to enhance overall international cooperation through exchange of information, knowledge and good practices and the exchange of ideas and research on critical-infrastructure protection. States bear the responsibility for the protection of critical infrastructure, but private owners of such infrastructure and of soft targets must also address their security needs and reduce vulnerabilities. It is also vital that Government and the private sector share information on threats, vulnerability, and measures to mitigate the risk.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Noel Tachco, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations:
“Over the past year, deadly terrorist attacks have killed hundreds of innocent civilians and injured countless more across the world, in places like the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, las Ramblas in Barcelona, the Al-Rawda mosque in the Sinai, and the Save the Children office in Jalālābād, to name just a few. While we continue to destroy ISIS on and off the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, and shut down Al-Qaida and ISIS networks around the world, terrorists continue to evolve and adapt. The ability of these terrorist networks to exploit weaknesses in our defenses, both at critical infrastructure sites and soft targets all around the world make clear that much more needs to be done.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephen Hickey, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations:
“The UK’s national security structure recognizes the importance of securing our critical infrastructure from all risks, including terrorism, and is fully aligned with our counterterrorism strategy. That alignment is important because risks to critical infrastructure can come from criminality or natural hazards, as well as from terrorist attacks. Our security is enhanced if we develop plans that help us prepare for and respond to multiple eventualities. And if we ensure that there is coherence between all stakeholders.”
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STORYLINE:

The Chair of a Security Council counter-terrorism committee, Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velazquez of Peru, told the Council that “there is a need to enhance overall international cooperation through exchange of information, knowledge and good practices and the exchange of ideas and research on critical-infrastructure protection.”

The Peruvian Ambassador said, “states bear the responsibility for the protection of critical infrastructure” but private owners “must also address their security needs and vulnerabilities,” especially as it relates to “soft” targets.


United States representative, Amy Noel Tachco recalled the “deadly terrorist attacks have killed hundreds of innocent civilians and injured countless more across the world, in places like the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, las Ramblas in Barcelona, the Al-Rawda mosque in the Sinai, and the Save the Children office in Jalālābād, to name just a few.”

She said, he ability of these terrorist networks to exploit weaknesses in our defenses, both at critical infrastructure sites and soft targets all around the world make clear that much more needs to be done.”

For his part Ambassador Stephen Hickey of the United Kingdom said “the UK’s national security structure recognizes the importance of securing our critical infrastructure from all risks, including terrorism, and is fully aligned with our counterterrorism strategy. That alignment is important because risks to critical infrastructure can come from criminality or natural hazards, as well as from terrorist attacks. Our security is enhanced if we develop plans that help us prepare for and respond to multiple eventualities. And if we ensure that there is coherence between all stakeholders.”

The Security Council was meeting to review the implementation of resolution 1373 of 2001, concerning counter terrorism.
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