In a current assertion, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about Bangladesh as a spot the place al-Qaeda carried out assaults, falsely fearing comparable terrorist assaults in future.
In response, the Ministry of International Affairs issued an announcement on Wednesday strongly rejecting Pompeo’s assertion as “irresponsible”. There isn’t a proof of any presence of Al-Qaeda in Bangladesh, it mentioned.
“Such irresponsible feedback by a senior chief may be very unlucky and unacceptable,” the international ministry mentioned.
Bangladesh, underneath the management of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, maintains a “Zero Tolerance” coverage towards all types of terrorism and violent extremism, and has been enterprise all doable measures and actions to deal with the menace, it mentioned.
“Our monitor file in countering terrorism has earned us international appreciation. According to our dedication to countering terrorism, we now have turn into a celebration to all 14 worldwide counter-terrorism conventions and are actively concerned with worldwide ‘preventive’ initiatives to counter terrorism.”
Bangladesh considers that the US Secretary of State’s referring to Bangladesh as a doable location for Al-Qaeda operations is certainly unfounded and provides no proof, the ministry mentioned.
“If any such declare might be substantiated with proof, the federal government of Bangladesh could be comfortable to take mandatory measures towards such actions.”
Nonetheless, if such an announcement is made out of hypothesis, Bangladesh considers it very unlucky, particularly within the context of the rising bilateral ties between the 2 pleasant nations based mostly on shared values, peace and customary targets, the international ministry mentioned.