MOSCOW, February 15. The special representative of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly on combating terrorism, the Deputy of the state Duma Nikolay Kovalev invited the legislators of the OSCE to discuss the establishment of the international anti-terrorist organization similar to Interpol. The corresponding address it was sent to the speaker of the OSCE PA the Ilkka Kanerva, the Secretary General of the Assembly Roberto Montella and heads of national delegations ahead of the winter session of the OSCE PA to be held in Vienna on 25-26 February.
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One of the forms of consolidation of efforts in the combat against terrorism would be “studying the question of creating an international organization specialized in the fight against terrorism by providing it the search of terrorists and their accomplices, the accumulation and exchange of information, detection of and assistance to the initiating country in search of the suspect or the criminal,” the letter said Kovalev, a copy of which has. It reminds that the analogue is successfully functioning in the face of Interpol and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW).
“In conjunction with this question it would be appropriate to return to the topic of “the single international orders” for the detention and arrest of terrorist according to the “European arrest warrant”, – writes the Russian parliamentarian, who in the late 1990-ies was the head of the FSB. In addition, he believes, is necessary “urgently to address such relevant issues as the harmonization of national antiterrorist legislations and development of measures for the early overlapping of channels of financing of terrorist organizations”.
Kovalev also called for increased intelligence cooperation of OSCE countries, primarily their anti-terrorist units. “Particularly acute this issue becomes the growing numbers of refugees from the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, in which the terrorist group introduce their members,” he stresses.
The politician confirmed that she will compete with the proposals at the meeting of the Assembly as its representative. “See the reaction”, he added.
The creation of the anti-terrorist coalition
Simultaneously the special representative of the Russian Federation invites the Assembly to refer to the parliaments of the participating countries called for a broad anti-terrorist coalition. “Given the obvious fact that international terrorist groups are parasitic on the contradictions and disunity of the member States of the OSCE, including their representatives in PA, in my opinion, it would be extremely timely to adopt a joint address to the parliaments of participating countries,” he says. There may be a clear “call in the emergency conditions to at least temporarily put aside the current controversy and the face of a new threat to human civilization, to proceed immediately to the formation of the broadest possible anti-terrorist coalition”.
Factors of growth of the terrorist threat
On the eve of the meeting of the Assembly Kovalev invited participants to co-host “the serious and objective analysis of key factors of the current international environment conducive to the growth of terrorist threats”. As the most important of those he called the neglect of member States of the OSCE legitimate geopolitical and economic interests of each other, the forcible change of the legitimately elected government in different parts of the world, the use of the fight against international terrorism as a pretext to achieve momentary internal or external political purposes. Among these factors – “application in the fight against international terrorism the so-called double standards (the division of terrorists into “bad” and “good”, “ours” and “theirs”), no single, internationally agreed definition of terrorism”, says the representative of the Russian Federation. He also pointed to “the lack of political will in overcoming the current tensions and contradictions between OSCE States face a common enemy, which is international terrorism”, and “insufficiently capacious anti-terrorist component in interfaith dialogue in the area of responsibility of the OSCE”.
As reported on the official website of the OSCE PA in its 15th winter meeting will be attended by over 200 parliamentarians from countries belonging to the OSCE. Last week, Kovalev announced that Austria reaffirmed the right to enter the country of the delegation of the state Duma, including “pogankiny” parliamentarians, to participate in the activities of the Assembly.