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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Germany can help dry-out funding of terrorism -El Sisi

Germany can exert more pressure on state-sponsors of terrorism, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi told Germany’s ARD Radio. He said terrorism will not get defeated by just fighting groups like Daesh, extremist ideas need to be combated, and warned German listeners of the potential for terrorist attacks. El Sisi is not looking for more military support from Germany, but says the country could have a more active role in cutting financing to terrorist-linked groups and states. The main goal now, according to El Sisi, is to dry out the funding sources of terrorism. ARD notes that El Sisi did not single out Qatar explicitly as one of those state sponsors of terror, but said the most recent boycott of the nation would not be destabilizing to the region and will not lead to “war.” El Sisi also reportedly spoke about human rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press in the interview. According to Al Shorouk, El Sisi insisted that no one in Egypt is above the law, even the president himself.

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