UN Chief warns of bio-terrorism in UNSC meet

Besides issuing warnings, the United Nations should also make efforts to eliminate all jihadi terrorists.

Pakistan is the epicentre of global terrorism. Hence, it can start bio-terrorism in India by infiltrating terrorists on Indian soil. The Indian Government is expected to take strong steps to foil any such attempts.

New York (USA) – The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the UN Security Council on 9th April that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening international peace and security – potentially leading to an increase in social unrest and violence that would greatly undermine our ability to fight the disease. He cited another pressing risk to global security from the pandemic – terrorists seeing an opportunity to strike a biological terrorist attack.

The Secretary-General reiterated that the United Nations faces its gravest test since the organisation was founded 75 years ago from the pandemic and concluded saying, “This is the fight of a generation – and the raison d’être of (the reason for) the United Nations itself”.

Guterres spoke by video conference at a closed Council meeting on Covid-19’s impact on the Council’s mandate, which is the preservation of international peace and security. Diplomats said the Security Council was initially blocked from issuing a statement or adopting a resolution by US insistence that the origin of the virus in China or Wuhan be included, which China objected to, but Belgium’s UN Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, an elected council member, said that was not mentioned on 9th April.

He and the nine other elected council members had been pressing for a meeting and succeeded in getting the Secretary-General to brief on 9th April.