US moves to freeze LeT funding sources
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US said on Thursday it had named four charity trusts associated with Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) as foreign terrorist organisations to stop the Pakistan-based group from using them for funding its activities.
A spokeswoman for the State Department said the action was aimed to cut off the funding and support to LeT through these other trusts. “We’ve been very clear about the threat LeT poses,” she said.
Marie Harf told a news briefing the US had shared information from its assessment about the attack in on the India Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province with the government in New Delhi.
On Wednesday evening, the department added four new aliases -- Jama’at-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool, and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal – to the list.
The designations include a prohibition against “knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to, or engaging in transactions with these organisations.”
It also freezes all property and interests these organisations may have in the United States or under the control of the Americans.
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