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Pak not complying with UNSC resolutions on sanctions against terrorists: US

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

is not complying with the resolutions on sanctions against terrorists, the US has said amid reports that it is spearheading an effort along with to get included in an international terrorist-financing

The remarks by a State Department came ahead of a crucial Financial Action Task Force(FATF) meeting in from February 18 to 23.

"The US has consistently expressed our long-standing concern about ongoing deficiencies in Pakistans implementation of its (AML/CFT) regime," a State Department told

"In addition to broader systemic concerns, this also includes Pakistans non-compliance with its commitments under Resolution 1267," the said.

This is probably for the first time that the US has come out in the public accusing of not in compliance with the resolutions of the

The UN Security Council resolution asks member countries to freeze the assets of, prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by, and prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms and military equipment to any individual or entity associated with Al-Qaida, Osama and/or the as designated by the Committee.

The US was responding to questions on a statement by a top Pakistani that has approached the FATF to place it on a grey list.

The US and are spearheading an effort to get included in the watchdog's international money-laundering and terror-financing 'grey list', reports from Pakistan said.

"The February Plenary of the intergovernmental (FATF) will be determining appropriate next steps regarding Pakistan," the said.

The spokesperson said that the FATF discussions were confidential and there would not be any publicly released information until any decision over the issue.

"Confidentiality of the FATF internal deliberations and documents are very important and core to the deliberative process," the spokesperson said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 15:25 IST