Should the US government consider Congressman Gregory W. Meek’s recent comments Regarding US sanctions on Bangladesh’s RAB seriously?


On December 10, the United States imposed sanctions on several individuals, including a former and current head of the RAB, for alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses.

Ivan Stefanec, a member of the European Parliament, wrote a letter to the European Union on January 20 calling for sanctions against the RAB.

On the other hand, A total of 12 human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have written to the UN calling for the removal of RAB from UN peacekeeping missions.

Amidst these events, Gregory W. Meeks, an influential US congressman and chair of the State Department’s “House of Representatives Committee,” said ‘the United States did not want to impose sanctions on Bangladesh’.

This statement is really significant for Bangladesh now.When Bangladesh government is trying its level best to make the US authorities understand that recent US sanctions upon RAB is very in inappropriate. Different types of propaganda and speculation are being spread against Bangladesh.

“We are not against Bangladesh,” Meeks said at a fundraising event in the Queens area of New York on January 31, 2022. We are still working with the government I am working for the people of that country. ”

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