05-08-2021 07:45 AM Jerusalem Timing

Egypt Urges AL to Enforce ‘Counter Terrorism Treaty’ against Brotherhood

Egypt Urges AL to Enforce ‘Counter Terrorism Treaty’ against Brotherhood

Egypt urged Arab League members Monday to enforce a counter terrorism treaty that would block funding and support for the Muslim Brotherhood after Cairo designated it as "terrorist" group.

Egypt urged Arab League members Monday to enforce a counter terrorism treaty that would block funding and support for the Muslim Brotherhood after Cairo designated it as "terrorist" group.Arab League

Cairo also wants the League's members to hand over wanted people linked to the Brotherhood to which deposed president Mohammad Mursi belongs.

Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Arab League members that signed the 1998 counter terrorism treaty, should enforce it against the Brotherhood.

The treaty coordinates anti-terrorism measures between signatories.
"The signatories are responsible for implementing the treaty," Abdelatty told AFP, adding the members would have to stop financing the group and hand over Brotherhood fugitives to Egypt.

An Arab League official said 18 of the Arab League's 22 members had ratified the treaty.
The Arab League said it has notified its members of Egypt's designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.