US asks world community to take action against JeM and its leadership

The United States has asked the world community to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and its leadership which will cut resources to the group. JeM is behind the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama that killed more than 40 of India's security personnel.

US asks world community to take action against JeM and its leadership

 JeM is also responsible for Indian Parliament attack in 2001, Pathankot and Uri terror attack in 2016.

 US State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism Nathan Sales in a reply to a question said, "We call on the international community as a whole to follow our lead in designating the organisation and its leadership." 

The US has already designated JeM and its leadership under its domestic laws. 

 Nathan said, "The US has designated JeM and its cut of the flow of money and deprive them of the resources they need to commit attack like the one we witnessed a couple of weeks ago." 

Urging the world community to "amplify those unilateral efforts", US is "taking under our own laws with multilateral efforts."

 The US, France and UK on Thursday proposed to list JeM Chief Masood Azhar under the 1267 committee of the United Nations Security Council. 

India has been proposing listing of Azhar since 2016 but the effort has been scuttled by China who has been citing lack of consensus. 

 Meanwhile, Pakistani foreign minister SM Qureshi speaking to a western media outlet earlier today said Azhar is in Pakistan but very unwell. 

Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot L. Engel said Washington "remain extremely concerned about ongoing Pakistani support for terrorist groups, including Jaish-e-Mohammad" and "to avoid the kind of miscalculation Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan rightly fears, Pakistani leaders must take demonstrable action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and the terrorist infrastructure on Pakistan’s soil."

Post a Comment