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Obama urges review of terror watch-list
Posted By admin On December 28, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
Harvey Morris in New York and Anna Fifield and Daniel Dombey
Financial Times 
Monday, Dec 28th, 2009
President Barack Obama on Sunday ordered an urgent review of how US authorities use terrorist watch-lists to foil attacks on US targets after a Nigerian tried to destroy a transatlantic passenger aircraft with an explosive device he smuggled on board.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, undergoing treatment for burns sustained in Friday’s abortive attempt on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, figured on a US database of people with suspected terrorist connections but had not been added to a 4,000-name no-fly list. He has been charged with trying to blow up the airliner as it was coming in to land.
Transatlantic air travellers faced delays on Sunday after the US stepped up security requirements for all in-bound aircraft.
The review of the US system of terrorist watch-lists was “to make sure there’s no clog in the bureaucratic plumbing”, Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary, said on Sunday.
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