In order to avoid carnage throughout the world, the international community must cooperate to “starve” terrorists of money and cutting-edge technology, according to British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Saturday.
Terrorists have advanced from disseminating shaky voice recordings from the depths of Tora Bora to conducting live-streamed attacks over the course of the last 20 years, he claimed.
In a speech to the Counter-Terrorism Committee meeting of the UN Security Council, Cleverly urged nations to combat “online” terrorism, particularly international terror recruitment campaigns.
According to Cleverly, “online incitement has radicalised weak individuals in distant nations who have gone on to utilise rental trucks as weapons of terror.”
The world community must “starve terrorists of the finance and new technology that will bring murder and disaster throughout the planet,” as cleverly put by the international community.
The British Foreign Secretary went on to say, “So we must continue to work together to combat extremist beliefs online.
As chair of the UN Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee, India hosted the gathering.
While the first day of the meeting was held on Friday in Mumbai, the second day’s discussions were held on Saturday in Delhi.
According to the British High Commission, the UK’s Counter Daesh Communication Cell aims to counter Daesh propaganda in collaboration with the US and UAE governments. In order to combat terrorism, it was stated that the UK is also attempting to prohibit terrorists from utilising internet platforms and pushing technology companies to crack down more severely on extremist online content through the G7 and the Global Internet Forum
Unmanned aerial vehicles are utilised to cause fear all over the world. According to the high commission, the UK is supporting new technology to combat these drones and prevent terrorists from exploiting them. The British foreign secretary pledged additional British International Investment cooperation between the UK and India during the visit.
This included 11 million pounds in UK funding for Kinara Capital, a fintech business with a female lead. British International Investment aims to boost economic growth and trade ties with the UK’s allies.
According to the high commission, Cleverly also disclosed a 22 million pound investment by the Neev II Fund, supported by the UK, into Hygenco, which will support India’s transition to green energy by setting the standard for green hydrogen.
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