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British Finance Minister Targets Terrorist Financing


British Finance Minister Gordon Brown has outlined a series of measures to halt the funding of terrorists.

During a speech in London Tuesday, Mr. Brown said the new measures would allow the Treasury to act based on classified intelligence. He said there should be no safe haven for terrorists nor those who finance them anywhere in the world.

Brown said the government measures would be accountable to parliament scrutiny.

Political analysts say the speech was designed to bolster Brown's credentials to succeed Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has said he plans to step down within the next year.

The British government already has tightened several anti-terrorism laws since four British Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on London's transport network last July.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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