UN Security Council Seeks Cooperation in Fight against Terrorism

By Dialogo
September 30, 2010


The fifteen member countries of the United Nations Security Council called
for greater cooperation and solidarity among states in order to prevent
attacks.

“The Security Council reiterates its call upon Member States to enhance their
cooperation and solidarity, particularly through bilateral and multilateral
arrangements and agreements to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks,” the Council
emphasized in a declaration.

The Council “calls upon Member States to exchange information expeditiously,
improve cooperation amongst competent authorities to prevent the movement of
terrorists and terrorist groups to and from their territories, the supply of weapons
for terrorists and financing that would support terrorists,” the document
adds.

In a speech, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exhorted the country to
work more in the area of intelligence.

“We are far more likely to succeed in thwarting terrorist networks like
al-Qaida and its syndicate of organizations if we work together to track their
actions, share intelligence, disrupt their schemes, and put their leaders out of
action,” Clinton affirmed.

“These groups have a global view, and we must have one too that begins with a
shared understanding of the big picture. Counterterrorism demands a comprehensive
approach.”



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