World Bulletin / News Desk
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said on Tuesday that the "Arab Spring" revolutions that first kicked off in early 2011 had since given rise to "terrorist" groups.
Addressing a forum devoted to "transnational threats" in North Africa, Lamamra asserted that the Arab Spring had allowed local "terrorist" groups to consolidate their power and ideological influence.
"Terrorist threats have become more complicated and transnational, especially in North Africa and Sahel," Lamamra said in a speech read out on his behalf by Foreign Ministry official Ahsan Boukhalqa.
Since early 2011, the Arab world has been hit by a series of popular revolts, which ultimately led to the ouster of autocrat strongmen in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
The three-day forum currently underway in Algeria brings together 60 experts and professors from Algeria, the U.S., Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Mauritania and Egypt to discuss terrorist threats in the region.Last Mod: 04 Haziran 2014, 10:01