New York/Information Office/ 15 April 2016/ The State of Qatar stressed Friday on the importance of differentiating between terrorism and resistance. Qatar also called on respecting international law and human rights in combating terrorism, and stressed on the importance of respecting all religions and promoting the values of forgiveness. This came in a statement read by the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations HE Ambassador Alia Ahmed bint Saif Al-Thani in a meeting held by the UN Security Council in New York to discuss threats to international peace and security resulting from terrorist attacks. Her Excellency said that the Security Council's meeting comes at a time of continued challenges and terrorist attacks that face the global community. Her Excellency added that recent event reflected that terrorism showed that it has no home or religion. Qatar's Permanent Representative to the UN said that the terrorism threat the world faces today grew in environment where the aspirations of people was met with violence. This environment gave terrorist groups the opportunity to claim defending the rights of the people. As a result, HE the representative added, the international community must work on meeting the aspirations of those people and establish social justice. Her Excellency highlighted Qatar's position that condemns terrorism and violence regardless of its causes and motivations. Her Excellency added that ending terrorism will happen only by tackling the political, economic and social roots of the matter. HE the Ambassador also emphasized Qatar's commitment to cooperating with the international community to counter the threat of terrorism. Qatar will also work within the regional and international mechanisms to dispose the reasons behind terrorism, which is the vision of HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. In the context of that vision, HE the Ambassador added, the State of Qatar enhanced its national legislations pertaining to counterterrorism.