|Statement by Ambassador Wang Min at the Security Council Briefing by Chairmen of Subsidiary Bodies of the Security Council|
I would like to thank Ambassador Murmokaitė, Ambassador Oh Joon and Ambassador Quinlan for their briefings.
I would like to focus my statement on the question of anti-terrorism. Terrorism is the common enemy of humankind. Recent violent terrorist attacks in
The international community must adopt a zero-tolerance attitude in the face of terrorism, separatism and extremism and firmly oppose and counter them. The United Nations should play a greater role in counter-terrorism. The Organization should apply clear-cut criteria on the question of counter-terrorism, oppose double standards and encourage the international community to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and international law.
The Eastern Turkestan terrorist forces, led by the Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement, are the most serious terrorist threat to
The Counter-Terrorism Committee bears a very important responsibility in the fight against terrorism, and we support its implementation of its mandate and its continuing efforts to improve the implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions through measures such as the preliminary implementation assessment and by organizing relevant meetings and country visits. We hope it will continue to maintain a dialogue and communication with Member States, enhance its coordination and cooperation with other United Nations entities, and continue to help Member States build their capacity.
The Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities represents an important tool for the United Nations and the Council in combating terrorism and imposing sanctions. We support its efforts to enhance communication with the countries concerned in listing and de-listing names and to review the sanctions lists as scheduled, in order to promote implementation of resolutions 1267 (1999) and 2083 (2012) and fulfill its mandate effectively.
Resolution 1540 (2004) was the first Council resolution to be assigned the important role of preventing non-State actors from acquiring nuclear, chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction. This year marks its tenth anniversary, and earlier this month the Council held an open debate at which it adopted a presidential statement that reflected the determination and commitment of the international community with regard to non-proliferation. The next step for all countries should be promoting the universal, comprehensive and balanced implementation of the resolution, and the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) should do its part in that regard.