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ITF Comment on UN Resolution 1848

ITF comment on UN Resolution 1848

Responding to the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous passing of Resolution 1848 on piracy today, ITF General Secretary David Cockroft commented: “This is a very welcome response to the efforts we’ve all made to get this resolution and the action it legitimises approved.”

“We’re also glad to see the UN backing an enhanced EU naval force and hope that while those ships will be safeguarding the desperately needed World Food Programme cargoes for the hungry of Somalia that they will also use the mandate this resolution gives them to pursue and arrest pirates.”

ENDS

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