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UN targets global terrorism

A special meeting of the United Nations Security Council has adopted a declaration calling on member states to intensify their efforts against international terrorism. The 14-point document – adopted unanimously – demands “urgent action to prevent and suppress all active and passive support to terrorism”. Thirteen foreign ministers took part in the special meeting, held amid military preparations for a possible US-led war to disarm Iraq and a crisis over North Korea’s nuclear programme. US Secretary of State Colin Powell told the ministers they should not to be “shocked into impotence” because of the difficult choice on Iraq. “However difficult the road ahead may be with respect to Iraq, we must not shrink from the need to travel down that road,” he said. Full Story

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