Yemeni-US agreement to strengthen terrorist detection and obstruction of their activities

Yemeni-US agreement to strengthen terrorist detection and obstruction of their activities


According to a communiqué issued by the US embassy in Yemen, representatives from the US State Department's counterterrorism bureau met with government officials from Yemen to discuss the application of technologies designed to expose people associated with terrorist activities and hinder their movements.

According to the communication, the system uses the latest technology, which will enable the Yemeni authorities to scrutinize the identities of passengers according to databases with reliable Biometric CVs.

The communiqué noted that this was an important step in Yemen's efforts to comply with Security Council resolution 2396, which obliges all members of the United Nations to stop the travel of terrorists by using tools such as control lists and passenger names records.

The system uses internationally proven best practices to better secure state borders, protect their populations and help secure the region.

The latest version of the PISCES system will allow the inspection of passengers at the land, air and sea ports of entry in Yemen by allowing the collection of biographical and biometric information in accordance with international standards, as well as the examination of fraudulent travel documents. The system also provides a platform capable of communicating with the Interpol databases (I-24/7) to expand the scope of the sources of law enforcement information available to the Yemeni authorities, as reported in the communication.

The system provides a deep analysis and reporting capacity, which serves as an additional tool for immigration, law enforcement and counter-terrorism authorities to conduct critical investigations in order to prevent terrorists who attempt to travel.


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