UN designates Pakistan Taliban leader Noor Mehsud as a global terrorist


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ISLAMABAD: The United Nations designated Pakistan-based terror organization Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan’s leader, Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, as a global terrorist, Pakistan welcomed the UN’s decision to place the TTP leader on the sanctions list.

The United Nations announced the decision Thursday identifying the man as Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, the head of the outlawed extremist Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban.
The United States Security Council 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Mehsud to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Pakistan welcomes the designation of Noor Wali Mehsud, FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in the statement.
The Foreign Office assured the UN that Pakistan was implementing the sanctions in compliance with relevant UNSC resolutions and hoped that other nations would follow “suit.”
The US also welcomes the UN decision to add the TTP leader to the sanctions list.
In a tweet, the US State Department said TTP is responsible for many deadly terrorist attacks in Pakistan, adding that the United States had domestically designated Noor Wali as a terrorist in September 2019.

Noor Wali, also known as Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, was named the leader of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June 2018 following the death of former TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah, Under Noor Wali’s leadership, TTP has claimed responsibility for numerous deadly terrorist attacks across Pakistan.
The United States domestically designated Noor Wali as a terrorist in September 2019.