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U.N. Lists Places Lacking Terror Reports

A U.N. Security Council committee named 58 countries Wednesday that missed an Oct. 31 deadline to submit reports on measures they are taking to stop supporting, financing and providing sanctuary to terrorists. Almost all are developing nations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands, but countries such as Sweden, Latvia, Ukraine and Jordan were also among the 58. The committee is monitoring how all 191 U.N. member states are implementing a Security Council resolution adopted less than three weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The resolution required U.N. members to adopt legislation and take administrative measures and other steps to halt all support for terrorists. The Counter-Terrorism Committee received initial reports from all member states. These were analyzed with the assistance of outside experts who could use terrorism-related intelligence from governments in their assessment of compliance. Full Story

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