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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 28, 2006


Addition of Aliases Jamaat-Ud-Dawa and Idara Khidmat-E-Khalq to the Specially Designated Global Terrorist Designation of Lashkhar-E-Tayyiba

The Department of State announces the addition of the aliases Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) and Idara Khidmat-e-Khalq (IKK) to the Specially Designated Global Terrorist Designation (SDGT) of Lashkhar-e-Tayyiba (LET). The April 27 action under Executive Order 13224 blocks all property, and interests in property, of JUD and IKK that are in the United States, or come within the United States, or the under the control of U.S. persons. The Secretary of State took this action in consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Department of Homeland Security.

LET is one of the three largest and best trained groups fighting in Kashmir against India. After the Secretary of State’s designation of LET as a terrorist organization in 2001 and the Pakistani government’s banning the group, LET renamed itself JUD in order to evade sanctions. JUD established IKK as a public welfare organization that it utilizes to collect funds and undertake other activities. LET has been sanctioned by the United Nations 1267 Committee for its association with al-Qaida.

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Released on April 28, 2006

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