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Dhaka, Nov 20: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that United States is a country of sanctions. They can give sanctions if they want, they are rich.
Dhaka, Oct 5: Noting that the United States supports the freedom of the media, Peter Haas, the US ambassador to Dhaka, said those who take steps to prevent the media from disseminating opinions will also be subject to sanctions.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 23 September 2023: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, "Visa policy is America's own matter. We have no hand in it. Whom they grant visas and whom they don't give is their own business. But they are not giving sanctions to any particular party. Those who are in the election. Sanctions will destroy the environment for them. We have no say in that."
Dhaka, August 8: Richard Nephew, coordinator of the Global Anti-Corruption Division of the US State Department, mentioned sanctions as an anti-corruption tool.
Dhaka, June 16: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the hope that all foreign countries will respect Bangladesh's right to decide its own internal and external affairs.
Dhaka, May 22: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the US doesn't inform before puttinng sanctions on other countries, so he's unsure if Washington DC will slap Dhaka with it.
Dhaka, October 31: Rapid Action Battalion Director General (DG) M Khursheed Hossain said, "We have investigated the allegations made against the US ban. All the allegations have not been found to be true. The RAB has already responded to all the allegations. The government is working on the matter."
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Oct 14: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam has commented that the statement made by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, seeking US sanctions against the government, is tantamount to treason.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Oct 7: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the United States imposed sanctions against RAB. My question is, who created RAB? The creation of RAB is America's suggestion. America gives them training and weapons. Even their digital system, and ICT system are all provided by America. When America imposed sanctions, they did the same thing as you trained. What can we do about it?
নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, ২৯ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২২: র্যাপিড অ্যাকশন ব্যাটালিয়নের (র্যাব) ওপর নিষেধাজ্ঞা দেওয়াটা শাস্তি নয়, এটা তাদের আচরণ পরিবর্তনের জন্য দেওয়া হয়েছে। ঢাকায় নিযুক্ত মার্কিন রাষ্ট্রদূত পিটার হাস এমন মন্তব্য করেছেন।
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Sept 3: Questioning the US sanctions, Bangladesh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed said, "They alleged that RAB had forcibly disappeared 600 people. But I entered RAB in 2015. So why have I been included in that list?"
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Sept 1: Advisor to the Prime Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury (Bir Bikram) thinks that the United States will not object if Bangladesh wants to import fuel from Russia to meet the crisis.
Dhaka, August 27: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that the US has banned RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) officers without specific information. The Home Minister said this in response to a question from journalists at the end of the 'Fifth South Asia Conference' organized by the Inner Wheel Club at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon on Saturday (August 27).
Dhaka, August 25: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed is going to the United States to attend the United Nations Police Summit. However, he has been granted a visa on the condition that he does not go to any other event outside the United Nations program. On Thursday (August 25), sources from the police headquarters and the home ministry confirmed that he had received the visa.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 31: Although Russia is keen to supply oil and wheat to Bangladesh, Dhaka has not taken any decision amid the fear of US sanctions. But despite the Russia-Ukraine heated situation, India has been buying fuel from Russia. Following this, Dhaka has asked Delhi for 'idea' or suggestion on whether Bangladesh will also buy oil and wheat from Russia.