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U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism 2005 - Uruguay

Publisher United States Department of State
Author Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Publication Date 28 April 2006
Cite as United States Department of State, U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism 2005 - Uruguay, 28 April 2006, available at: [accessed 21 October 2016]
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The Government of Uruguay allocates insufficient resources and lacks the political will to play a more significant role in the global war on terrorism.

Most Uruguayans, including officials responsible for counterterrorism and emergency preparedness, do not believe terrorism will ever directly affect Uruguay. Newly inaugurated President Tabare Vazquez resumed diplomatic relations with Cuba – a U.S. – designated state sponsor of terrorism – that the previous government had severed. Uruguay maintains diplomatic and commercial relations with Iran – another state sponsor of terrorism – and reacted slowly to the Iranian president's statements calling for Israel's destruction.

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