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US not lifting sanctions on RAB: State Dept

Published : Saturday, 18 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 509

US not lifting sanctions on RAB: State Dept

US not lifting sanctions on RAB: State Dept

Principal Deputy Spokesperson at the US Department of State Vedant Patel has said that the sanctions imposed against Bangladeshs elite force RAB are not being withdrawn.

"Those claims are false. The U.S. is not withdrawing the sanctions against the RAB," said Patel during a regular briefing at the US Department of State on Friday.

The US spokes person said sanctions are intended to change "behaviour and promote accountability".

Nobody from the government of Bangladesh claimed that the US is withdrawing the sanctions, prompting a question who made these false claims.

"The issue is with the US Department of Justice which is independent and separate from the White House and the State Department. They work independently," PMs Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman told reporters earlier on Tuesday night in Dhaka.

Salman said the White House and the US Department of State are in favour of lifting sanctions on the RAB but it depends on the Department of Justice.

"The issue is moving through a process," Salman said after his discussion over dinner with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu during his visit in Dhaka last week.







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