Brown lays out plans to fight terror financing

Brown lays out plans to fight terror financing

Security a high priority in government spending

Chancellor Gordon Brown has outlined new measures for combating terrorism,
including targeting charities exploited by terrorists to finance attacks and
using classified intelligence to freeze bank accounts.

Speaking in London, Brown said: ‘There should be no safe haven in the world
for terrorists and there should be no hiding place anywhere in the world for
those that fund them.’

He promised closer co-operation between United States and Britain in fighting
terror and promised to make security a high priority in his review of government
spending.

According to AP, Britain has frozen nearly 200 bank accounts suspected of
being linked to terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.

In the last year businesses have also reported more than 2,000 suspicious
transactions leading to 650 investigations in Britain and overseas, Brown said.

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