U.S. asks Pakistan to freeze funds of designated terror groups, supports actions against JeM


On Friday, the United States asked Pakistan to freeze the funds and other financial assets of the terrorist networks designated by the UNSC and its leaders without delay.

He also said that he fully supports the actions to prevent the Jaish-e-Mohammed outlaws from carrying out future attacks.

JeM, based in Pakistan, claimed responsibility on Thursday for the terrorist attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, which left at least 40 CRPF soldiers dead and another five seriously injured.

A spokesman for the State Department told PTI: “Pakistan banned Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2002. However, the group still operates in Pakistan.” The United States designated JeM as a foreign terrorist organization in December 2001, and we fully support the actions to prevent them from carrying out future attacks. ”

In addition, the UNSC appointed JeM on its list of 1267 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qa’ida sanctions in 2001, the official said.

“We hope that Pakistan will fulfill its responsibilities in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions to deny refuge and support to terrorists and to freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of individuals and entities on the sanctions list. UNSC 1267, “said the spokesman. in response to a question.

The official, however, did not disclose whether the United States has addressed the issue with the Pakistani leadership directly after the Pulwama terrorist attack.

In several statements and on social networks, the Trump government has asked Pakistan to deny refuge and end support for terrorist organizations.

The spokesman also refrained from commenting on China’s blockade for India to appoint Jaish’s chief, Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist.

Our opinions about Masood Azhar and Jaish-e-Mohammed are well known. The JeM has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and is a threat to regional stability, the spokesman said.

“The deliberations of the UN Sanctions Committee are confidential, and as such we do not comment on specific issues,” the official said.