Exclusive: U.S., France propose U.N. sanctions on foreign Islamist fighters




 
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September 23rd, 2014  
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Topic: Exclusive: U.S., France propose U.N. sanctions on foreign Islamist fighters


By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council committee is considering requests by the United States and France to blacklist more than a dozen foreign extremist fighters, fundraisers and recruiters linked to Islamist militant groups in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Yemen. The bid to sanction people from France, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Senegal and Kuwait coincides with the expected adoption on Wednesday of a Security Council resolution to suppress foreign extremist fighters. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to chair the meeting. ...




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