Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Counter-Terrorism and Saudi Arabia

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Counter-Terrorism and Saudi Arabia

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THE NATIONAL COUNCIL on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) hosted a June 9 event in Washington, DC focusing on the counter-terrorism efforts of Saudi Arabia and the United States. The event took place at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill and concentrated on the ongoing terrorism threats facing Saudi Arabia, as well as its role in the establishment of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT) in New York.

It is difficult to create a successful and sustainable counter-terrorism strategy that can be easily implemented during conflicts, stated NCUSAR CEO and president Dr. John Duke Anthony in his introductory remarks. "The strategy of this committee [UNCCT] is to try to respect and honor human rights and uphold international law-eradicate that which is conducive to terrorism," he explained.

The UNCCT was created in 2001 and comprises the 15 Security Council members. Its mission is to promote international counter-terrorism through the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

Nawaf Althari, the counterterrorism adviser at Saudi Arabia's permanent mission to the United Nations, described his country's efforts to combat terrorism. …

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