US to remove Nepal Maoists from terror watch list

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Kathmandu, Apr 21 : United States Ambassador to Nepal Nancy J Powell has said that the Bush Administration is likely to remove the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) from its terrorist Watch list.

She said that a few 'technicalities' are remaining to finalise the move.

During her meeting with interim parliament speaker Subhash Nemwang, Powell said that the US could continue to extend its assistance to the Nepal Government irrespective of any party coming to power.

According to, Powell might have discussed the ongoing peace process, constitution drafting process and the latest political development with Nemwang,

Even though the Maoists in Nepal ended their decade-long insurgency two years back, the US had still placed the former rebels on its worldwide list of terrorist organisations.

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