Secret Services to Prevent Terrorists from
(RIA Novosti) — Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director
Nikolai Patrushev underlined the growing threat of terrorists
resorting to weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
danger posed by international terrorism has grown by far due to
possible use of WMDs in terrorist attacks," Mr. Patrushev
told the conference of secret service leaders in Novosibirsk.
to Mr. Patrushev, the threat of terrorists laying their hands
on WMDs highlights the need for all nations, first of all, their
law enforcement agencies, to pool their efforts.
noted that intelligence available indicated that terrorism was
becoming a transnational phenomenon.
spike of terrorism in Iraq, Israel, Spain, Russia and several
other countries proves terrorism is a greatest threat to vital
interests of a person, society and the world," he said.
to Mr. Patrushev, terrorist attacks are becoming ever more shrewd
is proven by terrorists’ seizure of the school and murdering the
children there in Beslan in 2004," he said.
The FSB director
believes international terrorism keeps on adapting to new realities
despite the hard blows dealt to it.
hard, international terrorist organizations recruit new followers,
obtain new gear and coordinate their tactics to adapt to the fluid
situation," he said.
drug trade are the main source of the money to stoke terrorism.
one of the main source of funding of terrorism is the money earned
from drug trafficking," Mr. Patrushev said, emphasizing that
the production of drugs in Afghanistan and smuggling them to other
countries are run by international criminal syndicates linked
with terrorists. Drug trafficking has become a serious adversary
enjoying huge financial and technical capabilities.
also stressed that the fight on terrorism should be waged within
the confines of international law.
proactive participant in the fight against terrorism, Russia believes
the problem should be resolved based on international law and
through bolstering the US’s role in coordinating the struggle,"
also stressed that representatives of the United Nations – UN
Security Council’s Counter Terrorism Committee Chairman Andrei
Denisov and Executive Director Xavier Ruperez – have for the first
time joined the special services’ chiefs’ conference.