GOP Wants Probe of U.N. Affiliates; Says Adviser Groups Fund Al Qaeda
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Republican lawmakers say the United Nations is allowing nongovernment organizations with ties to al Qaeda to act as technical authorities and advisers, and they are asking for an investigation into the matter.
The U.S. Treasury designated the Philippine and Indonesian branches of the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) as having "financial ties to al Qaeda"; however, the United National Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has not stripped the group of its accreditation, thus allowing it and other organizations to act as government consultants.
Nearly 30 Republican lawmakers are asking U.S. Ambassador …
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Publication information: Article title: GOP Wants Probe of U.N. Affiliates; Says Adviser Groups Fund Al Qaeda. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: November 16, 2007. Page number: A10. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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