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US proposes UN resolution clarifying terror associations

[JURIST] The US on Wednesday unveiled a draft of a UN Security Council [official website] resolution that would more clearly define associations with groups such as al Qaeda and the Taliban. Currently, sanctions impose weapons and travel bans along with asset freezes on individuals or groups "associated" with them. The US resolution would target those who "participate in financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, perpetrating, or otherwise supporting activities of terrorist acts". No date for a vote is planned yet, but discussion of the resolution should begin next week. Reuters has more.

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