Russian Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov has warned about the possibility of Middle Eastern countries being involved in an instability zone, which will necessitate new approaches to preventing terrorist attempts to gain access to weapons of mass destruction.
"The probability of other countries in the Middle East being involved in the 'instability zone' makes one look differently at the threat of terrorists gaining access to weapons of mass destruction, nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and also their components," Bortnikov said at a meeting between the heads of the special services, security bodies, and law enforcement agencies of foreign countries that are partners of the Russian Federal Security Service held in Moscow on Wednesday.
Bortnikov reiterated that the threat of terrorist activity spreading to the Middle east and Northern Africa is increasing now.
"Here we see international terrorist organizations skillfully using internal political conflicts in specific countries for their purposes," Bortnikov said.
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