“Long an advocate of completing a treaty against all forms of terrorism by the end of this year, Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced disappointment over the failure of the General Assembly’s committee on legal affairs to reach agreement on a draft comprehensive convention.

Finalizing the treaty has been elusive. A major sticking point has been the issue of exempting armed resistance groups involved in struggles against colonial domination and foreign occupation, on which General Assembly President Jan Eliasson said several key countries had taken hard positions.” More

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