U.S. refuses to blacklist Muslim Brotherhood

Washington points out that there is insufficient credible proof that it has given up its decades-long commitment to refusing violence

U.S. refuses to blacklist Muslim Brotherhood

World Bulletin/News Desk

The US has refused to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, Al-Jazeera.net reported.

The American decision came in response to a petition filed 16 months ago calling for the US administration to announce the worldwide group a terrorist organisation.

"We have not seen credible evidence that the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has renounced its decades-long commitment to non-violence," the White House said in response to the petition titled "We the People" which received 213,146 signatures.

"The United States does not condone political violence of any kind and we continue to press actors of all viewpoints to peacefully engage in the political process," the White House said.

It continued: "The United States is committed to thwarting terrorist groups that pose a threat to US interests and those of our partners."

In 2013, Egypt announced the group a terrorist organisation and Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain followed the desicion this year.

 

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