WASHINGTON: The United States State Department has reiterated it's Kashmir Policy in a recent statement.
The US State Department has said that the designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist does not reflect a change in the US policy on Kashmir .
“Our policy on Kashmir has not changed,” said a State Department spokesperson when asked if the designation indicated a change in the US policy on Kashmir , which Washington sees as a disputed territory.
On June 26, the State Department declared Salahuddin, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Shah, a “specially designated global terrorist”.
American statement describes occupied territory as Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir
The designation order claimed that in September, 2016, Salahuddin “vowed to block any peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers, and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley ‘into a graveyard for Indian forces’”.