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UN committee: al-Qaida sanctions still needed

UN committee: al-Qaida sanctions still needed

German Ambassador Peter Wittig says that Osama Bin Laden's recent death constitutes a "turning point," but international sanctions are still needed to counter actions of groups linked to his al-Qaida network.
Speaking Monday as the chairman of the Security Council's sanctions committee on people and groups associated with Bin Laden, al-Qaida and the Taliban, Wittig says that assets freezes, travel bans and similar measures remain "essential" in the face of terrorism's continued threat to international peace and security.
Wittig says the committee is assessing the implications of Bin Laden's death, and reviewing lists of sanctioned people and groups to decide who needs to be removed or added.