U.S. tragic events show world becoming less safe – Kremlin administration chief

File Photo of Boston Bombings Aftermath with Ambulance and Security Personnel

(Interfax – MOSCOW. April 18, 2013) The world will find ways to respond to the terrorist threat, Russian presidential chief-of-staff Sergei Ivanov said.

“First of all, I would like to offer my sympathy to the people injured in the explosions in Boston and the industrial catastrophe in Texas,” he said at a meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

“The world is becoming less and less safe,” Ivanov said.

The terrorist threat is growing, but a way out of this situation will certainly be found, he said.

“But today we will not speak about terrorists and warheads. We will speak about trade and investment,” he said.

Powell, for his part, said that he shares Ivanov’s opinion about the growing terrorist threats and the need to step up efforts to counter them.

There is a need to take preventive measures in order to avoid such situations, Powell said.