US and Saudi Arabia Impose Sanctions on Alleged LeT Supporters

The sanctions targeted four individuals and two affiliated organisations. 

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The United States and Saudi Arabia imposed joint sanctions targeting Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, the two countries announced on Thursday.

The sanctions targeted four individuals and two affiliated organisations, including James Alexander McLintock and the Pakistan-based Al-Rahmah Welfare Organization, which the US Treasury Department said, was a front for the al-Qaeda.

Also listed were Abdul Aziz Nuristani, the Jamia Asariya Madrassa, Naveed Qamar and Saudi Arabia-based Muhammad Ijaz Safarash. Safarash was accused of arranging travel documents and financial transfers for Lashkar-e-Taiba from Saudi Arabia.

The announcement marks the second time that the United States and Saudi officials have coordinated their actions to disrupt the finances of Islamist militant groups in Southeast Asia.

Last April, they levied joint sanctions against Al-Furqan Foundation Welfare Trust, also based in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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