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‘Never met Osama Bin Laden’: LeT’s Abdul Rehman Makki releases video

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

A few days after joining the UN Security Council Abdul Rahman Makki On its list of designated terrorists, a Pakistan-based deputy leader Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) On Thursday, a video was released from Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail denying any link with Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State.

On Monday, the UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL (ISIS) and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee designated Miki as a global terrorist, the second such designation by the world body since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Born from in which 166 people were killed.

The UN move followed years of efforts by India and its allies to freeze assets, a travel ban and an arms embargo.

Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed’s brother-in-law Mickey, however, did not mention the 26/11 attack in which 166 people were killed, according to news agency PTI.

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PTI quoted Miki as saying, “I believe the grounds for my inclusion in the list are based on heresy and misinformation by the Indian government. I have never met Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri or Abdullah Azzam.” As alleged in some propaganda reports,” PTI quoted Miki as saying.

Miki was arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab province in 2019 and convicted in two separate cases of terrorism financing in November and December 2020. He is serving multiple sentences in terror financing cases along with Saeed and some senior leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba and JuD.

Mackey said that he sees the ideas and actions of al-Qaeda and ISIS as diametrically opposed to what he believes.

“I condemn all forms of terrorism and violence by such groups. I believe in the Pakistani government’s principled stand on Kashmir,” he said.

Lamenting the UN Security Council’s decision, Miki said, “No due process was done and no information was provided regarding these listings.”

He denied the allegations against him for being a faculty member at the Islamic University Islamabad in the 1980s, where he was accused of meeting with al-Qaeda leaders or Afghan commanders.

India had submitted five names for the post under 1267 in 2022: Miki (LET), Abdul Rauf Asghar (Jish-e-Mohammed, GEM), Sajid Mir (LET), Shahid Mehmood (LET), and Talha Saeed (LET).

Each of the five names was initially technically blocked by one member state while all 14 other council members agreed to list them.

On Tuesday, China finally lifted its ‘technical hold’ on the 1267 UN Sanctions Committee designation of Makki as a global terrorist after the country was isolated in the Security Council.


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