Support the proposal to designate terrorists to all concerned
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken again appealed to the countries in his statement
Said- Put the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in the dock
Mumbai. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that the resolution to designate terrorists under the 1267 list of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should be supported by all concerned. In a recorded message played at a special meeting of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee in Mumbai, he said six US nationals were among those killed in the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008.
He said, ‘We stand with the people of India and all those countries whose citizens lost their lives on that day. But we have to do more than grieve. It is our responsibility towards the victims and people everywhere to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks to justice. This is why the United States has been working with India and other partners for the past 14 years. Till the time we do not punish the perpetrators of these attacks, the message will be sent to terrorists everywhere that their heinous crimes will be tolerated.
imposed sanctions against terrorists
“Many members of the Security Council, including the United States, have imposed sanctions against terrorists because of these attacks,” Blinken said. The US Secretary of State said, ‘Our efforts will be more effective when we work together. That is why we are working with India to nominate many terrorists to the 1267 Committee of the United Nations. All concerned should support these proposals and no nation should stand in their way.
China had banned the offer of India and America
Actually, the 1267 list is a list of terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda and ISIS. Blinken’s statement comes after China earlier this month blocked India and the US’s proposal to blacklist Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Talha Saeed, the son of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, at the United Nations. The resolution sought to include Hafiz Talha Saeed under the UNSC’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee. This was the fifth time in four months that China had stopped listing proposals to designate Pakistan-based terrorists. Blinken also said in his message that it is the responsibility of nations to avoid attacks like 26/11 in the future.
Tags: Antony Blinken, Terrorists, UNSC
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 28, 2022, 23:56 IST