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U.N.: Stigma of Terrorism Hinders Reports

Some countries are not reporting al-Qaida activities to the United Nations as required, fearing they would be stigmatized by the presence of terrorists, the chairman of a U.N. committee said Tuesday. Only 64 of the 191 U.N. member states — barely 30 percent — have submitted reports on what they have done to implement sanctions against al-Qaida and Afghanistan’s former Taliban rulers, said Heraldo Munoz, Chile’s U.N. ambassador and head of the committee monitoring the sanctions. “Individuals or entities associated with al-Qaida are believed to be active in some way in a significant number of states that have not yet submitted a report,” Munoz told the U.N. Security Council. At an open council meeting, Munoz and nearly two dozen other speakers urged all countries to submit reports on their implementation of sanctions — and to provide names of individuals, groups and companies that should be targeted. Full Story

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