Norway will not adhere to EU's list of banned terrorist groups

The Norwegian government says it will not adhere to the European Union's list of banned terrorist organizations.

Norway will not adhere to EU's list of banned terrorist groups

Issuing a statement, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says his country will respect only the United Nations' list of terrorist organizations. He also stated that Norway is against all forms of terrorism.

"We believe that the role Norway can play in various peace processes means we act in accordance with the UN list, and so we cannot be linked to other lists. We will continue to have a close cooperation with the EU on terror, but we are not a member of the EU and have not had a part in composing their lists," the Foreign Minister said.

There is mounting pressure on the EU to ban the LTTE after its latest warning that serious consequences would follow if the LTTE refuses to renounce violence and return to the negotiating table.

 

Source: Muslim Guardian

Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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