Patterns of Global Terrorism 2003 - Qatar
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Author||Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism|
|Publication Date||29 April 2004|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, Patterns of Global Terrorism 2003 - Qatar, 29 April 2004, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/468107d623.html [accessed 22 September 2014]|
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Qatar's support for the United States after the attacks of September 11, 2001 continued throughout 2002. Qatar provides substantial ongoing support for Operation Enduring Freedom. It publicly and repeatedly condemned terrorism, most recently on the occasion of the attack in Bali. The Government took steps to improve border security and has supported US and international efforts to combat terrorist financing. It independently strengthened laws and regulations to prevent money laundering. Both in coordination with the United States and at its own initiative, Qatari law-enforcement authorities detained and investigated individuals suspected of supporting terrorist networks. The Government of Qatar also provided additional security for US installations in response to threat warnings, as requested.
Qatar is a party to five of the 12 international conventions and protocols relating to terrorism.