The US has declared 12 people, including the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban) Pakistan (TTP) chief Noor Wali Mehsud, as global terrorists and many ‘terrorists and their supporters’. Is banned. US President Donald Trump issued an executive order a day before the anniversary of 9/11 to expand his administration’s ability to capture suspected terrorists and the people and supporters who gave them financial aid.
The US State Department said in a press release, “Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ISIS, ISIS, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS, with Mehsud on the list of specially named Global Terrorists (SDGT) – West Africa, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, including leaders of previously designated terrorist organizations.”
In addition to these actions, the Department of Treasury has named 15 militants belonging to ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-Khorasan, Al Qaeda, Hamas and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. As reported by Don News, Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo said in a press conference, “President Trump’s executive order will further strengthen America’s counter-terrorism efforts.” Pompeo said the order would effectively target people and groups involved in terrorist training and provide new powers to ban foreign financial institutions that knowingly trade with suspected terrorists.