Saturday, May 14, 2011

UN Al-Qaeda committee coming to SA

UN Al-Qaeda committee coming to SA
May 14, 2011 12:21 PM | By Sapa

The United Nations Security Council 1267 Committee, also known as the Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee, is visiting South Africa this week, the Department of International Relations said on Saturday.

Members of a group rallying for the freedom of the two France 3 television journalists who are being held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Photograph by: CHARLES PLATIAU
Credit: Reuters However, spokesman Clayson Monyela said the committee was not visiting the country on issues related to their core mandate of Al-Qaeda and Taliban related individuals and entities.

He said the committee had a "broader mandate" than that stated on the UN security council's official website.

"They are here to discuss general issues," Manyela said, but declined to reveal what these issues were.

He said that the committee had arrived in South Africa and would be leaving later this week.

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