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Bangladesh criticises US for updated security alerts

People wave the Bangladesh national flags as they prepare to rehearse singing the national anthem in an attempt to break a Guinness record at the national parade ground in Dhaka March 26, 2014. According to the organizers, at least 254,681 people gathered and sang in chorus the national anthem at the National Parade Square grounds on Wednesday, to break a 2013 record of the greatest number of people singing the same National or regional anthem at the same time.  Bangladesh celebrated its 43rd Independence Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) - RTR3IM3M
People wave the Bangladesh national flags as they prepare to rehearse singing the national anthem in an attempt to break a Guinness record at the national parade ground in Dhaka March 26, 2014. According to the organizers, at least 254,681 people gathered and sang in chorus the national anthem at the National Parade Square grounds on Wednesday, to break a 2013 record of the greatest number of people singing the same National or regional anthem at the same time. Bangladesh celebrated its 43rd Independence Day on Wednesday. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) - RTR3IM3M

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Government strongly criticized caution issued by the United States over security threats in the country and claimed that no such situation prevails which require updated travel alerts.

According to the Daily Star, top ministers strongly criticised the alert and assured that the overall situation in the country was “fully under control”.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, while addressing the media, said that stringent steps have been taken for the protection of foreign nationals in the country.

There was no need for the US to update its travel for its citizens as no such incident happened which threaten country’s security, he added

Finance Minister AMA Muhith condemned the update and said that the US policy in the last seven years has never been helpful for Bangladesh.

The US embassy in Dhaka in its updated security message yesterday alerted the American citizens living in Bangladesh and stated that the terror threat against foreign nationals remains ‘real and credible.’ (ANI)