US asks Nepal to oppose ISIS activities

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
US asks Nepal to oppose ISIS activities

Nov 9, 2014-

A senior US official has requested Nepal to oppose the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a militant group operating in war torn countries of the Middle East. During a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala  on Sunday, visiting US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah Sewall asked Nepal to make its statement public on the activities of ISIS.

“I attended the Security Council summit chaired by the US president. During the summit, the council adopted a resolution on foreign terrorist fighters in consensus. Nepal is one of the co-sponsors of the resolution,” Koirala told Sewall during the meeting.

This is the first time Nepal formally received such a request from any country.

“We oppose the activities of all terrorist outfits including the ISIS,” a statement issued by the PM’s private secretariat quoted PM Koirala as saying. The visiting US official also expressed concern over some provision of citizenship in the new constitution and urged the PM that it would be better if a mother also has the right to confer citizenship to her children. “The US officials also appreciated the role played by Nepal to provide safe haven to refugees and taking a strong position against the terrorism,” said the statement.

Sewall is the first senior US officials visiting Nepal after installation of Koirala government in February.

 

Published: 10-11-2014 08:44

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