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UN in drive on measures against al-Qaeda

The US, Russia and Chile are preparing a new United Nations Security Council resolution to toughen sanctions against people associated with al-Qaeda, in a bid to inject new life into the United Nations’ anti-terrorism regime. Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s UN ambassador and chair of the UN’s al-Qaeda sanctions committee, told the Security Council this week he was seeking stronger measures against a list of people and entities associated with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, as well as more co-operation with Interpol, regional organisations, and states that needed help to enforce the measures. Chile, which holds the rotating chairmanship of the council, has scheduled a meeting on Friday, although diplomats said it was unlikely a new resolution would be adopted then. Full Story

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