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April 20, 2015

US and Saudi Arabia Place Economic Sanctions on Pakistani Charity

In an interview with NPR, the assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the U.S. Treasury Department explains why the US and Saudi Arabia have placed sanctions on a Pakistani charity believed to be supporting Al-Qaida.

The two countries have been tracknig the Al-Furqan Foundation, a successor charity to two older charities, for a long time. The sanctions imposed several weeks ago will make it illegal for anyone in the US or Saudi Arabia to do business with the charity, which is believed to funnel money to Al-Qaida and other groups. This is the first time the two countries have worked with the US on such an effort.