Russia urges terrorist Umarov to be subject to UN sanctions

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Moscow, Feb 18 (Itar-Tass) Russia said it considersunjustified US objections against the inclusion of Chechenterrorist warlord Doku Umarov into the list of the UN Al-Qaidaand Taliban Sanctions Committee.

"We consider such an approach unjustified and urge our USpartners to lift their objections in the UN Security CouncilCommittee 1267 against the Russian application," foreignministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said yesterday.

The inclusion of Umarov into the consolidated sanctionslist of the committee "would meet both the interests of thefight against terrorism in general and the growing Russian-USanti-terrorist partnership," he added.

The sanctions envisage asset freeze, travel ban, and armsembargo for individuals and entities associated with theTaliban and the Al-Qaida.

Umarov took on responsibility for the latest terroristact in the Domodedovo airport in Moscow which killed 36people.

Lukashevich said Russia proposed to include Umarov andhis Caucasus Emirate terrorist organization into the sanctionslist yet in November 2010.

"Despite the arguments of the Russian side thatconvincingly proved that Umarov and the so-called CaucasusEmirate are closely linked to Al-Qaida and the Talibanmovement the committee postponed the decision on ourapplication upon a proposal from the US delegation,"Lukashevich said.

He recalled that last year the United States listedUmarov as the most dangerous international terrorist.

(Itar-Tass)

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