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UN Security Council seeks joint front against terrorism

The United Nations Security Council met Tuesday in New York City to vote on resolutions that set forth new recommendations for confronting threats posed by international terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council met Tuesday in New York City to vote on resolutions that set forth new recommendations for confronting threats posed by international terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.

The council unanimously adopted two resolutions proposed by the US on Tuesday. Both review measures against Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and related terrorist groups that are threatening international peace and security.

These are not new propositions entirely, rather they look at some of the new phenomena related to the changing nature of these terrorist acts by groups like Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

The council is urging members to take a look at the new technology these terrorist groups are using to gather intel, as well as the way such groups are recruiting new members outside of Afghanistan.

Council members were also asked to take a look at the ways they are abusing non-profits, by and for terrorists.

The council is requesting member states to continue to prevent availability of chemical or other weapons to these groups -- asking them to more carefully monitor travel, and to take a closer look at visa applications, and encouraging them to work with the government of Afghanistan.

Tuesday's vote was an opportunity for the security council to once again encourage cooperation between member states and the government of Afghanistan.

This is part of an effort by the UN to create a joint front against terrorism.  

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