Security Council identifying possible cases of sanction non-compliance

The UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida and the Taliban said Monday it has started identifying possible cases of non-compliance for possible action. In a report to the council, the committee also said it would develop recommendations on what could be done to prevent non-compliance, including identifying the difficulties faced by states in implementing the sanctions. "The overall objective of this exercise is to improve the effectiveness of the sanctions regime," the committee said. The Security Council imposed sanctions against the Taliban in November 1999 for refusing to send Osama bin Laden to the United States or a third country for trial on terrorism charges in connection with two 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa.