Bangladesh opposes Pompeo’s remarks on al-Qaida presence | Asia Information
Bangladesh opposes Pompeo’s remarks on al-Qaida presence
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 18:13
A soldier stands guard at a checkpoint throughout a government-imposed lockdown as a preventative measure in opposition to the unfold of the COVID-19 in Dhaka on April 16, 2020. (PHOTO / Newpaper24)
“Consideration of the federal government of Bangladesh has been drawn to a latest assertion made by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo,” Bangladesh’s Ministry of International Affairs mentioned in an announcement launched Wednesday night time.
Consideration of the federal government of Bangladesh has been drawn to a latest assertion made by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo.
Bangladesh’s Ministry of International Affairs
“Within the assertion, Pompeo talked about Bangladesh as a spot the place the terrorist group al-Qaida carried out assaults, falsely apprehending comparable terrorist assaults in future. Such irresponsible remark by a senior chief could be very unlucky and unacceptable,” mentioned the assertion.
The assertion mentioned Bangladesh strongly rejects this type of baseless remarks and falsification. “There isn’t any proof of any presence of al-Qaida in Bangladesh,” it added.
The international ministry mentioned Bangladesh, below the management of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, maintains a “zero tolerance” coverage in opposition to all types of terrorism and violent extremism, and has been endeavor all potential measures and actions to deal with the menace.