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They may have imposed sanctions on RAB, but the US state department has said that terrorism has decreased over the past few years. That is their objective survey. They will take all this into consideration
Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen

The US on 10 December imposed sanctions of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and six of its incumbent and former officials on charges of violating human rights.

Replying to a question on the US sanctions, the foreign minister said, "All sorts of crises crop up from time to time. We sort these out. A difficulty may have arisen now, but we will sort it out. America is a matured country. They will look into it. They may have imposed sanctions on RAB, but the US state department has said that terrorism has decreased over the past few years. That is their objective survey. They will take all this into consideration. Their aim is to eliminate terrorism worldwide and to catch terrorists. They aim at decreasing drugs and drug trafficking. RAB has carried out all this successfully and that is why it has won people's confidence. I think everyone will understand this. Then perhaps there will be a change in the situation."

The minister went on to say, "This country was created for democracy. Democracy faces many blows. All democracies have some shortcomings. This is a continuous process. We are steadily attaining maturity. Even America in its maturity faces blows. Such hits and blows are inevitable. If there is any weakness anywhere, we will definitely try to resolve that."

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