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Manifold increase in terrorism after US waged international war on terror: Karzai

AT-Colombo: Former President Hamid Karzai attends the opening ceremony of the Fifth Annual Defense Seminar of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Colombo, on Tuesday morning.

Karzai while delivering speech at the ceremony said that terrorist groups today are called as non-state actors who are using of this term for individuals and terrorist groups is not correct. He said that terrorism is being supported by states therefore without a government support they cannot kill innocent people in the world. “Therefore, this is necessary to cut the state-support to tame terrorism,” he said.

Karzai suggested that it was essential to have ethical standards in international relations in fighting terrorism. Another way of taming terrorism is to have balance of power in international relations, which will help a long way in weeding terrorism out in an effective way. Talking on the international war on terror by the United States and its allies, he said that unfortunately terrorism has been on the rise instead of decline. He also suggested that if the United States is failing to tame terrorism, Washington must garner support of other powerful countries like China, Russia and India.

President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the seminar met with the defense minister and commander of the marines.

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