Washington, Jan 13 (Agencies): In view of political impasse in Nepal, the US said it still considers CPN-Maoist party led by Prachanda a global terrorist organisation and warned its citizens of potential risks of travelling to the country in view of the security situation there.

"The US Government's designation of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' organisation under Executive Order 13224, and its inclusion on the 'Terrorist Exclusion List' pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act, remain in effect," the State Department said in a travel alert issued on Wednesday.

"These two designations make Maoists excludable from entry into the United States without a waiver and bar US citizens from contributing funds, goods, or services to, or for the benefit of, the Maoists," it said.

"US citizens are urged to obtain updated security information before travelling and they should be prepared to change their plans on short notice," it said further.
The State Department spokesman also urged all political parties in Nepal to resolve their differences.

Nepal is being run by a caretaker Government for over six months following Premier Madhav Kumar Nepal's resignation under intense Maoist pressure.

So far, the Constituent Assembly of the country has not been able to elect a new Prime Minister.

"We are continuing to encourage the Government to do everything it can to resolve the situation," said PJ Crowley, the State Department spokesman.