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UN: Countries Failing To Meet Terror Report Named

Security Council names countries that have failed to meet terror report deadline

The United Nations Security Council today revealed the names of 58 countries that have failed to meet a deadline for submitting reports on how they would tackle terrorism.

The Council released a letter from the Chairman of its Counter-terrorism Committee (CTC), Ambassador Inocencio F. Arias of Spain, which listed the countries that did not meet the 31 October deadline to submit outstanding second and third reports.

Mr. Arias said in the letter to the Council President that the Committee would continue to contact the countries named and still believed that submitting reports on time was the best way to determine whether countries needed any help in tackling terrorism.

Last month Mr. Arias briefed the Council on how the CTC has been examining countries' legislation and how they are being implemented to see whether they are suited to the fight against terrorism.

At the time Mr. Arias said the CTC was strengthening its ties with regional organizations and individual Member States that were having trouble meeting earlier deadlines for submitting reports.

The CTC was set up in 2001, following the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States. Security Council resolution 1456, which passed in January this year, stressed the obligation of Member States to report to the CTC according to its timetable.

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