MOSCOW, November 18. States that deny terrorism, should unite in a broad coalition to fight this scourge, the world community must demonstrate the ability to overcome their differences in the face of common threat – terrorism. This is stated in the appeal of the Council of the Federation to foreign parliaments and international parliamentary organizations in connection with the need for joint efforts to combat international terrorism.
To overcome “double standards”
“Today, terrorism freely crosses national borders and spreads around the world”, – the statement says. “Humanity faced a global challenge that no state in the planet is unable to respond alone,” say the senators. “In order to combat terrorism it is necessary to combine the efforts of all members of the international community, to create a broad coalition of States that rejects violent extremism and is ready to make its contribution to the common victory over evil,” said they.
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The members of the Federation Council called on foreign partners “in the political sphere to eliminate double standards, dividing terrorists into “good” and “bad”, to demonstrate the international community’s ability to overcome their differences in the face of a common threat”.
As an example, such Association they led the anti-Hitler coalition. “Then to confront the common enemy was created by the anti-Hitler coalition of States with different political systems,” the statement reads.
The senators are convinced that “today the global challenge must be given a global answer is strictly within international law”. “Unfortunately, we came face to face with the policy of double standards and unilateral sanctions, which have weakened the capacity of the international community in countering terrorism”, they said.
Russian Parliament calls for fair retribution
Separately, the members of the Federation Council expressed deep concern “of terrorist threats to the security of the Russian Federation and its citizens,” noting that Russia “in recent years” repeatedly “reliving the pain and shock of the tragedies associated with the actions of the terrorists.”
“Another crime of international terrorism was an explosion on Board a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula October 31, 2015, which killed civilians, among them women and children. We grieve together with the relatives and friends of the victims and call for a just retribution for a heinous act. No one involved in terror act must not escape responsibility”, – the statement says.
The terrorist attacks over the past few weeks claimed the lives of several hundred people in different countries.
In accident of the Russian plane over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, killing all aboard 224 people, including 25 children. According to the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, the cause of the crash was a terrorist attack. November 12, explosions occurred in the suburbs of the capital of Lebanon, according to Ministry of health of the country, they claimed the lives of 44 people. November 13 the largest in the history of France terrorist attacks were committed in Paris, the victims were 129 people, more than 350 were injured.
As explained by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, “the immediate impetus” for today’s treatment SF were the terrorist attacks in Paris. “But not so much they are the subject of our discussion: acts of terrorism, unfortunately, happen in recent times in many countries”, – he noted, reminding about the recent events in Turkey, Kenya.
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On the eve of the state Duma unanimously adopted a statement, which also called for parliamentarians of the countries of Europe, North America, Middle East and other regions of the world to do their utmost for the immediate establishment of an international anti-terrorist coalition.
The statement says that “the terrorists calling themselves “Islamic state” (is prohibited in the RF group), declared war against not only Syria and Iraq, but France and other States involved in counter-terrorism operations.” “There is a need to unite the efforts of the entire international community against terrorism, only such a Union will stop growing before our eyes terror,” convinced the state Duma.
Joint session of the Parliament
The state Duma and the Federation Council will hold on Friday, November 20, a joint session on combating terrorism, told Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin. “On Friday we are planning to hold a joint session of the two chambers of the Federal Assembly with participation of heads of regional legislative assemblies, representatives of religions, representatives of several community youth organizations. Theme – the fight against terrorism”, – he informed. The speaker said that the event is planned to be held in the hall of columns. “Duration (of the event) and a half-two hours. We will begin at 10.00”, – said Sergey Naryshkin.
According to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, both chambers of the Russian Parliament – the state Duma and the Federation Council – meet separately, but can “gather together to hear messages of the President of the Russian Federation, messages of the constitutional court of the Russian Federation, speeches by leaders of foreign States”.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).