China thwarted action against JuD: Clinton
WASHINGTON: As recent as last December, months after the Obama administration pledged a massive $7.5 billion aid to Pakistan, a secret cable from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced serious concern over Pakistan’s support for terror groups and its Inter- Services Intelligence’s continuing nexus with these outfits.
“Pakistan’s intermittent support to terrorist groups and militant organisations threaten to undermine regional security and endanger US national security objectives in Afghanistan and Pakistan
,” notes the December 30, 2009 cable, released by WikiLeaks on Sunday.
The cable went on to reveal that Pakistan sought to block a UN Security Council resolution last year that sought to designate JuD, the so-called charity wing of Lashkar-e-Taiba, and their founder Hafiz Saeed. “China, acting at the behest of Pakistan, did place a technical hold on the designation of three Pakistan-based or affiliated terrorists nominated by India, although China did not prevent the most recent Pakistan-related US designation nomination in June (2009)
,” reveals the cable.
Clinton’s cable noted that “these extremist organisations continue to find refuge in Pakistan and exploit Pakistan’s extensive network of charities, NGOs, and madrassas.
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