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DATE=11/15/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=AFGHAN SANCTIONS (L) NUMBER=2-256190 BYLINE=SCOTT ANGER DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Demonstrations continued for a second day against U-N sanctions imposed on the Taleban in Afghanistan, for its failure to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. As correspondent Scott Anger reports from Kabul, U-N offices have been attacked throughout the county, causing damage but no injuries. TEXT: Angry crowds have attacked U-N offices in most major cities in Afghanistan, following the imposition of sanctions designed to force the Taleban to expel suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. Sunday, the day sanctions began, thousands marched through Kabul and attacked a U-N office, shattering windows and destroying computer equipment. At demonstrations throughout the country, the crowds chanted anti-U-N and anti-American slogans, condemning the U-S backed move by the Security Council. United Nations spokeswoman Stephanie Bunker says the world body has protested the attacks to the Taleban and has requested they respect existing security agreements. // BUNKER ACT // We are extremely concerned about the destruction of U-N properties that have taken place. The UNHCR office in Farah city of Farah province had been set on fire. So we are very concerned. So far our staff are safe, but we are very concerned about the damage of the U-N property. Due to the size of the demonstration they (Taleban authorities) really could not control the crowd and we also do not think that the authorities are doing enough to discourage the demonstrations. // END ACT // Despite the criticism from the United Nations, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamic movement insists Taleban soldiers have done enough for security -- and says the United Nations should continue its work without any concern. The U-N says as long as security of its personnel remains adequate, humanitarian aid will not be affected. The U-N sanctions freeze the Taleban's overseas assets and ground Afghanistan's national airline, Ariana. The move is in response to the Taleban's failure to hand over Osama bin Laden for trial in connection with the bombings of two U-S Embassies last year in Africa. The Saudi exile, who is living in Afghanistan under the protection of the Taleban, has denied any link to the embassy attacks. The Taleban say no one, including the United States, has produced enough evidence against him to support a trial. Meanwhile, the United Nations says its coordinator for Afghanistan will travel to Kabul soon to request that Taleban leaders cooperate with U-N and other aid agencies working in the poor nation. (SIGNED) NEB/SA/ 15-Nov-1999 13:26 PM EDT (15-Nov-1999 1826 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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