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Trinidad and Tobago lends support to US on motion on Islamic State

by | Sep 25, 2014

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, poses with the Charging Bull on Broadway, Wall Street, Manhattan, New York today. Others from left are Deputy Majority Leader, Nick Perry, Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colette Burnett, and Consul General to New York, Nan Ramgoolam.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, poses with the Charging Bull on Broadway, Wall Street, Manhattan, New York today. Others from left are Deputy Majority Leader, Nick Perry, Winston Dookeran, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colette Burnett, and Consul General to New York, Nan Ramgoolam.

The Trinidad and Tobago Government has said it will co-sponsor a United States led motion aimed at curtailing the strength and influence of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement.

A vote on the US initiative to took place yesterday.

The motion seeks to legally bind countries to prevent their nationals from going abroad to fight for fundamentalist groups and then returning to their homeland or other states too wreak havoc.

Countries that fail or refuse to adopt the motion can face sanctions.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar addressed the United Nations Security Council where she spoke about this country’s own history with terrorism.

Speaking with local reporters Mrs Persad-Bissessar stated that T&T will take steps to fight terrorism.

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She added T&T will do its part to assist.

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