The US wants the Muslim Brotherhood on the Blacklist
The US wants the Muslim Brotherhood on the Blacklist. The Trump government now wants to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organisation. That’s what the White House said on Tuesday.
If the oldest Egyptian Islamic movement ends up on the blacklist, members will face American sanctions.
“The president has consulted with his national security team and with leaders in the region who share his concerns,” said spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Tuesday.
The terrorist movement designation now runs through the official mill before it becomes official.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has asked Trump to make this assessment during a private visit to Washington earlier this month.
A government official confirmed this after a report in The New York Times. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has been known as a terrorist organisation for several years.