US imposes new restrictions on banned TTP, declares Noor Wali as global terrorist
WASHINGTON (92 News) – The United States has imposed new restrictions on the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), declaring Mufti Noor Wali as global terrorist.
According to the State Department, Mufti Noor Wali is involved in several terrorist attacks in Pakistan. The US has frozen all assets of Noor Wali.
Along with the TPP, the State Department also listed leaders of Hizballah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ISIS, ISIS-Philippines and ISIS-West Africa. The department also designated an Al-Qaida affiliate in Syria- Hurras al-Din – as a specially designated global terrorist.
“Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, the US government has refocused its counterterrorism efforts to constantly adapt to emerging threats. President Trump’s modernised counterterrorism Executive Order enhances the authorities we use to target the finances of terror groups and their leaders to ensure they are as robust as possible,” US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said.
He added: “These new authorities will allow the US government to starve terrorists of resources they need to attack the United States and our allies and will hold foreign financial institutions who continue to do business with them accountable.”
Steven Mnuchin said: “These new tools aid our unrelenting efforts to cut off terrorists from their sources of support and deprive them of the funds required to carry out their destructive activities. They serve as a powerful deterrent to radical terror groups and those seeking to aid their nefarious goals.”