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Iraq and Libya stay on US terrorism blacklist

The United States again identified Iraq and Libya as “state sponsors of terrorism,” despite the ouster of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and major improvements to Libya’s record in 2003. In its annual “Patterns of Global Terrorism” report, the State Department made no changes to the blacklist, which for years has included those two nations in addition to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan. All are subject to harsh US economic sanctions and an arms embargo. As in previous years, Iran was found to be “the most active state sponsor of terrorism” in 2003, while Cuba and North Korea were accused of failing to cooperate with the worldwide campaign against militant groups and their finances. Full Story

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