India welcomes US move designating 3 LeT members as ‘global terrorists’

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 2:- The Government of India (GoI) on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the US Administration of President Donald Trump on designating three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists and terror financiers as ”Global Terrorists.”

In response to media queries about the announcement made by the US Departments of State and Treasury on the designation of three LeT terrorists, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “India welcomes the announcements made yesterday by the US Departments of State and Treasury in which three Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists and terror financiers have been named as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDTG).”

India stated that the “announcement vindicated India’s consistent stand that internationally designated terrorist groups and individuals, including LeT and its front, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) not only continued to operate from and raise financial resources with impunity in Pakistan but used territories under its control for carrying out cross-border terrorism in India and South Asia.”

“The latest designations also call into question Pakistan’s sincerity in taking effective action against such terrorist elements,” India added.

Earlier on Tuesday, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action to disrupt Lashkar-e Tayyiba’s (LeT) fundraising and support networks by designating two of the group’s financial facilitators, Hameed ul Hassan and Abdul Jabbar, as Global Terrorists. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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