September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Addition Of Pakistani Taliban To U.S. Terror List

Gillibrand Announced Bill to Add Pakistani Taliban to List in June with Sens. Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez

Washington, D.C. – As the Obama Administration officially adds Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban group known as the TTP, to its official list of international terror organizations, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement.

“America must take all steps necessary to contain and eliminate Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. In addition to the attempted bombing in Times Square, this terrorist group has been implicated in domestic terrorism in Pakistan for years and has been repeatedly linked to al Qaeda. America’s foreign policy must reflect the danger that this group poses to Americans and innocent people around the world.”

In June, Senator Gillibrand joined with New York and New Jersey Senators Charles. E. Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Bob Mendendez to announce legislation to add the TPP to America’s formal list of terrorist organizations.