Sir John Sawers: Global tensions

Rikki Swannell,
Publish Date
Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:28PM
Sir John Sawers. (Getty Images)

A top former diplomat believes a smaller country like New Zealand needs to be as alert as others in times of global uncertainty.

LISTEN ABOVE: Larry Williams talks to the former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, about current world uncertainties and tensions.  

Sir John Sawers, the former head of MI6, said the prospect of a potential Five Eyes meeting in Queenstown this weekend is a good sign at a time when tension builds up on the Korean peninsula.

READ MORE: Queenstown VIPs believed to be here for Five Eyes meeting

Sir John has told Larry Williams we are living in a turbulent world, and there are many issues that need to be factored into security and defence issues.

"There is a great deal of uncertainty in the world and nations large and small will have to be a bit more careful."




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