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Terrorism in MidEast fraught with collapse of many countries — Greek defense minister

April 16, 2015, 14:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW
New types of threats are emerging, Greek Defence Minister told the 4th International Security Conference in Moscow, terrorist attacks by Islamic fanatics, confessional conflicts among them
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Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos

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MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. The growth of terrorism in the Middle East is fraught with the collapse of many countries in the region, Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told the 4th International Security Conference in Moscow on Thursday.

"These days there are emerging new types of threats, which were not considered classical ones before," he said. "There are terrorist attacks by Islamic fanatics, confessional conflicts, the proliferation of weapons among non-governmental agencies and the creation of clusters of lawlessness."

At the same time Kammenos said that the Middle East and North Africa were geo-strategic regions from the standpoint of resources found there, which was a factor for a conflict of interests of various countries. "Terrorism today is the worst threat to peace. It can bring about the collapse of most countries of the Middle East," Kammenos said. "Terrorist organizations are expanding through the decentralization of their cells."

Terrorists, he said, have their chapters inside various countries and armed clashes with extremists were taking place regardless of the state borders."

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