- A centre has petitioned the United Nations over the recent remark by the US over Nigeria's level of religious tolerance
- The centre also alleged that the US is escalating and encouraging the spread of conflict and crisis across the globe
- According to the centre, the UN Security Council should place the US on the watchlist for negligence and aggravation of global conflicts through despicable actions and inactions
A conflict management organisation has written a petition to the United Nations Security Council over its recent remark that Nigeria as a country lacks religious tolerance.
The International Centre for Global Crisis and Conflict Management (ICGCCM) in a detailed report highlighting factors fuelling global conflicts around the world alleged that the US is escalating and encouraging the spread of conflict and crisis across the globe.
The centre in a document signed by Andrew Young and Chris Ratzinger, ICGCCM’s chairman and co-chairman, the group said it came to this conclusion after extensive research on the trends and some of the factors that shape/influence global conflict.
"The conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and the spillover effects into other areas have been the main drivers in the decline of universal peace. In a word, the world is in a mess, made more threatening by the retreat of the Trump administration from America’s traditional role as a stabilizing force," the centre said.
The document said the research work took an estimated seven months and three weeks to undertake and complete.
The centre also recommended that the US be placed on the watchlist for negligence and aggravation of global conflicts through despicable actions and inactions.
It further said that the US' ban on arms procurement to counter-terrorism has led to more deaths as many countries are unable to fight terror.
The international centre further called on the United Nations Security Council to initiate sanctions on the United States in a bid to ensure that there is justice for all concerned.
The centre said: "The United Nations Security Council must initiate sanctions on the United States of America in a bid to ensure that there is justice for all concerned."
"The United Nations Security Council must set in motion a strategy that would ensure that the United States of America does not infringe upon the sovereignty of other countries under whatever guise," the centre added in the document.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the United States had placed Nigeria on a watch list of countries with zero tolerance for religious activities.
The US secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, in a statement titled the United States Takes Action Against Violators of Religious Freedom which was released on Friday, December 20, said the protection of religious freedom is a top priority for President Donald Trump administration's foreign policy.
Pompeo said the designations were parts of Trump's administration to promote religious freedom and combat abuses.
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