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Delhi’s support sought after US sanctions on RAB, says FM Momen

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The foreign minister said the Indian community of around 45 lakh members in the United States also requested the government​

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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said Bangladesh sought India's support to withdraw the US sanctions imposed on elite force RAB and individuals.

"We sought their help after the US imposed sanctions on RAB. They've been very nice to us. They (Indian side) said they would raise it," Momen told reporters at his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign minister said the Indian community of around 45 lakh members in the United States also requested the government. "They (Indian community in US) are very influential."

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is scheduled arrive here on Thursday (26 April), visited Washington DC earlier this month.

Regarding law enforcement, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas recently said there is no scope for repeal of sanctions against the Rapid Action Battalion without concrete action and accountability.

"We want to see a RAB that remains effective at combatting terrorism, but that does so while respecting basic human rights," he said while addressing a seminar in which Minister Momen spoke as the chief guest.

Responding to a question, Momen said the US talks about accountability but there is in-built accountability in the RAB. "We do have accountability. That might not reach to them (US)."

Asked whether the US side is convinced on what the Bangladesh side says, he said may be they are not satisfied yet but in the future they will be satisfied.

Ambassador Haas said RAB sanctions do not mean they cannot enhance the strong law enforcement security cooperation between the two countries.

"We will continue to work with Bangladesh to combat transnational crime and terrorism, enhance border security, and prevent violent extremism," he said.

The US envoy said the continue our support to Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime police, the Anti-Terrorism Unit, and the specialised units of the Metropolitan Police in Chattogram, Sylhet, and Rajshahi.
 

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Delhi’s support sought after US sanctions on RAB, says FM Momen

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26 April, 2022, 07:40 pm
Last modified: 26 April, 2022, 07:42 pm


The foreign minister said the Indian community of around 45 lakh members in the United States also requested the government​

Photo: Courtesy
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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said Bangladesh sought India's support to withdraw the US sanctions imposed on elite force RAB and individuals.

"We sought their help after the US imposed sanctions on RAB. They've been very nice to us. They (Indian side) said they would raise it," Momen told reporters at his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign minister said the Indian community of around 45 lakh members in the United States also requested the government. "They (Indian community in US) are very influential."

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is scheduled arrive here on Thursday (26 April), visited Washington DC earlier this month.

Regarding law enforcement, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas recently said there is no scope for repeal of sanctions against the Rapid Action Battalion without concrete action and accountability.

"We want to see a RAB that remains effective at combatting terrorism, but that does so while respecting basic human rights," he said while addressing a seminar in which Minister Momen spoke as the chief guest.

Responding to a question, Momen said the US talks about accountability but there is in-built accountability in the RAB. "We do have accountability. That might not reach to them (US)."

Asked whether the US side is convinced on what the Bangladesh side says, he said may be they are not satisfied yet but in the future they will be satisfied.

Ambassador Haas said RAB sanctions do not mean they cannot enhance the strong law enforcement security cooperation between the two countries.

"We will continue to work with Bangladesh to combat transnational crime and terrorism, enhance border security, and prevent violent extremism," he said.

The US envoy said the continue our support to Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime police, the Anti-Terrorism Unit, and the specialised units of the Metropolitan Police in Chattogram, Sylhet, and Rajshahi.

Yeah Indians will "influence" US Govt. because it is a big frickin' deal to them.

They will put Jaishankar to work for us.

Just speechless at this guy's proclamations.

A Royal embarrassment - if you ask me...
 

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Yeah Indians will "influence" US Govt. because it is a big frickin' deal to them.

They will put Jaishankar to work for us.

Just speechless at this guy's proclamations.

A Royal embarrassment - if you ask me...
We were used to Soft Power and Hard Power diplomacies. Momen has now invented 'Nail on Chalkboard' diplomacy. The idea is to make the other party cringe to its core and question the purpose of its own existence and alignment.
 
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We are used to Soft Power and Hard Power diplomacies. Momen has invented 'Nail on Chalkboard' diplomacy. The idea is to make the other party cringe to its core and question the purpose of its own existence and alignment.

"Nail on chalkboard" diplomacy - added something new to my vocabulary... :-)
 

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Delhi’s support sought after US sanctions on RAB, says FM Momen
I thought Bangladesh is a sovereign country. Now, I find BAL people try to compromise it by asking for Indian help. Stupid Momen has to learn what is the reality of sanctions imposed by the US Treasury Department.

The sanctions cannot be withdrawn by President Biden. Lifting needs Senate/ Congress approval. It means it is a long procedure where India and BD both will break their teeth by trying to do so. Ambassador Haas has already stated why these cannot be lifted for now.

Alga Momen should become more matured.
 

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We can't even if we want to, the only country that can help them in this regard is Israel.
I swear sometimes I want Pakistan to normalize ties with Israel in exchange for US FTA- the Israeli pm just needs to phone in the US president and demand it from him
 

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If us put economic sanction hasina will give **** to modi hoping for us support

I guess underwear market is all that important for stronk hasina bd govt
 

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my views on American sanctions or pressure related to human rights is different from most here.
I support American or any other country's reports or actions related to human rights.
In the case of India, we see the deterioration of rights for muslims and unless some pressure is build on the government, it can worsen even more.
Now western pressure might be tied to its foreign policy but that does not matter to the oppressed communities in our countries, who get the support they need.
 

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This dude will destroy QUAD.
And here it begins:

South Korea emerges as Quad alternative to India​


#StringofT-shirts
 
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And here it begins:

South Korea emerges as Quad alternative to India​


#StringofT-shirts
US has explored South Korea for all its possibilities in the last 50 years. K-pop half ladies is what South Korea is capable of giving to America.
 

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And here it begins:

South Korea emerges as Quad alternative to India​

Funny thing is this is being suggested by a Manila based journalist in a China influenced web-portal. Really funny!

my views on American sanctions or pressure related to human rights is different from most here.
I support American or any other country's reports or actions related to human rights.
In the case of India, we see the deterioration of rights for muslims and unless some pressure is build on the government, it can worsen even more.
Now western pressure might be tied to its foreign policy but that does not matter to the oppressed communities in our countries, who get the support they need.
What he is suggesting is not even halfway wrong. US has a bad habbit of preaching the world and breaching every line of what they preach. This preach-breach doctraine need to be called out. Look at Biden administration : its preaching India human rights and what not while causing the worst human right crisis in Afghanistan by freezing its funds to even buy food.
 
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