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‘Never met Osama Bin Laden’: LeT's Abdul Rehman Makki releases video | World News

‘By no means met Osama Bin Laden’: LeT’s Abdul Rehman Makki releases video | World Information

Days after the United Nations Safety Council added Abdul Rehman Makki to its record of designated terrorists, the Pakistan-based deputy chief of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) launched a video on Thursday from the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore denying any hyperlinks with al Qaeda or the Islamic State.

On Monday, the UN Safety Council’s 1267 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee designated Makki as a world terrorist, the world physique’s second such designation stemming from the 2008 terrorist assaults in Mumbai that killed 166 folks.

The UN transfer subjected him to an belongings freeze, journey ban and arms embargo, after years of efforts by India and its allies.

Makki, the brother-in-law of the Mumbai terror assault mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed, nevertheless, didn’t point out the 26/11 assault that killed 166 folks, information company PTI reported.

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“I imagine that the grounds for my itemizing are primarily based on heresy and disinformation by the Indian authorities. I by no means met Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri or Abdullah Azam as alleged by some propaganda experiences,” PTI quoted Makki as saying.

Makki was arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab province in 2019 and convicted in November and December 2020 in two separate circumstances on expenses of terror financing. He’s serving a number of sentences in terror finance circumstances together with Saeed and another LeT and JuD senior leaders.

Makki stated he considers the views and actions of Al-Qaeda and ISIS completely reverse of what he believes in.

“I denounce every kind of terrorism and violence perpetrated by such teams. I imagine within the principal place of the Pakistani authorities concerning Kashmir…,” he stated.

Regretting the UNSC determination, Makki stated, “No due course of was adopted or info was offered concerning these itemizing.”

He denied allegations towards him for being a college member of Islamic College Islamabad within the Nineteen Eighties the place he was accused of assembly Al Qaeda leaders or Afghan commanders.

India had submitted 5 names for designation underneath 1267 in 2022: Makki (LeT), Abdul Rauf Asghar (Jaish-e-Mohammed, JeM), Sajid Mir (LeT), Shahid Mahmood (LeT), and Talha Saeed (LeT).

Every of those 5 names was initially positioned on technical maintain by one member state whereas all different 14 members of the Council agreed to their itemizing.

On Tuesday, China lastly lifted its ‘technical maintain’ on the designation of Makki as a world terrorist underneath the 1267 UN Sanctions Committee after the nation was left remoted within the Safety Council.


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