US to back Bangladesh in fight against IS

US to back Bangladesh in fight against IS

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Dhaka and Washington have “everything” needed to fight Islamic State (IS) in Bangladesh, US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat says.Her comment follows the murder of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh within a week, for both of which the IS has claimed responsibility.The government, however, denied the presence of IS in Bangladesh.Earlier on Sunday, Bernicat told journalists in Chittagong that the US has taken “seriously” IS’s claim of responsibility for the two murders.“….we are working hard right now with your government to verify whether or not those claims are accurate,” she had said.Bernicat told diplomatic correspondents in Dhaka on Monday that the two countries needed ‘joint efforts’ to fight violent extremism.She also extolled Bangladesh’s approach against terrorism.“We have everything we need to fight the emergence of IS in Bangladesh,” she said.

“Bangladesh has a Prime Minister who has taken a zero tolerance approach to terrorism.As partners over the years, we have developed the resources, the commitment, and the shared experiences we need to counter terrorism and violent extremism,” she added.Bernicat also mentioned “a global issue that requires a coordinated, global approach.And we are determined to work together with our shared partners for the safety and security of our countries,” she said.This was her first interaction with the members of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) since she took the charge in February this year.She said there were “so many important stories” to share about the US – Bangladesh relationship.US envoy in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat speaking at discussion on Monday organised by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB).US envoy in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat speaking at discussion on Monday organised by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB).“Our two countries have a common vision not just

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