G7 leaders agree steps to tackle terrorism after Manchester bombing

Prime minister called on world leaders to help prosecute fighters returning from Middle East.

World leaders have agreed new measures to tackle terrorism including plans to prosecute western extremists who fight in foreign countries after Theresa Maydemanded more co-operation after the Manchester bombing.

 

In a joint statement on Friday evening, G7 leaders said they “condemn in the strongest possible terms terrorism in all its forms” as they moved to crack down on the financing and proliferation of extremism.

 

Leading a discussion on counter-terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Italy, the prime minister said more had to be done to tackle the threat posed by people returning to Europe from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Libya.


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