Security Council approves anti-piracy plan

Nov. 21, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution aimed at curbing pirate activity off the coast of Somalia.

The U.N. resolution also calls for stronger enforcement of the arms embargo against the African nation, AllAfrica.com reported Friday.

The resolution, approved Thursday in New York, outlined the manner by which individuals accused of destabilizing the country can have their assets frozen and travels limited.

Meanwhile, the Kenyan government announced it is convening an international summit on fighting piracy, The Nation newspaper reported.

Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula said President Mwai Kibaki has instructed him to convene the meeting as soon as possible.

"The president has directed me to organize an international conference where he will take the leading role on the issue of piracy along the Indian Ocean waters."

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