Sanctions Committee focuses on Al-Qaida threat, says coordinator

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A building damaged by a terrorist attack across the street from the UN Headquarters complex in Algiers which claimed the lives of 17 UN workers.

Following the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the UN Security Council adopted a sanctions regime directed against al-Qaida and the Taliban.

The Taliban was expelled from power in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2001. Since that time, the sanctions regime has focused on al-Qaida wherever it is, says Richard Barrett, Coordinator of the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

He told Gerry Adams that the focus of the sanctions regime has changed since it was formed in 1998.

Duration: 4’57″

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