Statement on the Security Council Al Qaida Sanctions Committee Decision To Add Tehrik-E-Taliban Pakistan to Sanctions List

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
July 29, 2011




The United States welcomes today's decision by the Security Council’s Al Qaida Sanctions Committee (the 1267 Committee) to add the terrorist group Tehrik-E-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to its sanctions list. Today's action sends a strong message to those who support and finance terrorism, and reinforces U.S. efforts to disrupt, dismantle and defeat Al Qaida.

In addition to attacks against the people of Pakistan, TTP has carried out several notorious terrorist attacks against United States interests, including a December 2009 attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan and an April 2010 bombing against the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar. The group also claimed responsibility for the failed Times Square bombing plot in 2010. The United States designated TTP as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in September 2010.

We encourage the 1267 Committee to continue its vigilance in designating groups that commit acts of terrorism worldwide.

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PRN: 2011/152