Monday, September 22, 2014

Obama to Lead U.N. Effort to Halt Movement of Terror Recruits

By ERIC SCHMITT and SOMINI SENGUPTA, NYT
SEPT. 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama will preside this week over an unusual meeting of the United Nations Security Council poised to adopt a binding resolution that would compel all countries to put in place domestic laws to prosecute those who travel abroad to join terrorist organizations and those who help them, including by raising funds.

The resolution, proposed by the United States, would also for the first time establish international standards for nations to prevent and suppress the recruiting of their citizens by terrorist organizations, and bar the entry and transit across their territory of suspected foreign terrorists.

Already, several European countries and other nations are putting new laws and administrative rules in place, although the extent to which each state enforces these provisions, experts say, will no doubt be balanced with their own policies and priorities.

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