Sushma Swaraj veiled attack on Pakistan in BRICS ministerial meeting in New York


New York: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that countries who use religion to sponsor terrorism must be condemned.

Speaking at  BRICS ministerial meeting, she said, "We must step up our combined efforts for reforms in IMF and of the UN Security Council," adding, "The action and rhetoric of North Korea has been a source of growing global concern."

Slamming those countries who encourage terror safe havens, the EAM said, "The horror of terrorism continues to haunt global peace and security. Terror groups draw sustenance from support systems in South Asia. They continue to find support and shelter in countries which use terrorism as an instrument of state policy."

"We must condemn efforts, including by states, to use religion to justify, sustain and sponsor terrorism against other countries. There is need for collective efforts to disrupt terrorist networks, their financing and movement," she further said.

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