US welcomes UAE anti-terror steps

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, July 20, 2017
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The US State Department on Wednesday released the Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, where it highlighted the UAE’s increased counterterrorism efforts.

“The nation increased its counter-terrorism prosecutions in the last year, with the Federal Supreme Court’s State Security Court hearing more than three dozen separate terrorism-related cases,” it said.

The report’s overview of the UAE also stated that the UAE Government maintained its robust counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism (CVE) partnership with the United States by its collaboration with US law enforcement, support of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, and counter-messaging initiatives, such as the Sawab and Hedayah Centres.

Most of the cases involved defendants accused of promoting or affiliating with UAE-designated terrorist organisations, including Daesh, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al Nusrah Front, Hizbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood, the report explained. 

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