Ambassador Munter Denies Meeting Hafiz Saeed

The US embassy on Wednesday categorically rejected an op-ed published in a national daily that claimed a meeting took place between US ambassador Cameron Munter and the chief of Jamaatud Daawa Hafiz Saeed.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter.

ISLAMABAD: The US embassy on Wednesday categorically rejected an op-ed published in a national daily that claimed a meeting took place between US ambassador Cameron Munter and the chief of Jamaatud Daawa Hafiz Saeed.

An embassy statement mentioned the op-ed titled ‘For how long?’ that appeared on May 9 and said: “Ambassador Munter has never met with Hafiz Saeed.”

“No US official has made any promises to, or agreements with Hafiz Saeed,” the embassy said.

The statement said Hafiz Saeed is a wanted terrorist responsible for the deadly attack on Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 166, including six Americans.

“He is subject to UN Security Council Resolution 1267/1989 sanctions. There is an international responsibility to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice,” the statement said.