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U-N: Taleban Surrender Osama Bin Laden - 2001-09-19


The United Nations Security Council is demanding that Afghanistan's Taleban rulers carry out the "immediate and unconditional" surrender of Osama bin Laden.

He is the prime suspect in last Tuesday's terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington.

Security Council President Jean-David Levitte said Tuesday that the Taleban must comply with a U-N resolution passed last year, which denounced Osama bin Laden's alleged terrorist activities and called then for his surrender.

The resolution, passed last December, criticizes the Taleban for providing safe haven to Osama bin Laden and for allowing him to operate what the Council calls a "network of terrorist training camps."

Meanwhile, the United Nations has indefinitely postponed the annual meeting of its General Assembly that was set to begin on September 24th in New York. A top U-N official says alternative dates will be set after consultations with the United States, the host country.

President Bush had planned to open the conference, which a number of world leaders traditionally attend.

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