Mumbai attack: India gives Saudi minister proof of Pakistani involvement

December 26th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India Friday furnished evidence of involvement of elements in Pakistan in the Mumbai terror attacks to the visiting foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, who called for setting up an international body to deal with the “cancer”, officials said. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee held talks with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal and shared evidence of the complicity of elements in Pakistan in the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attacks and sought Saudi support for bringing the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice, official sources said.

“Terrorism is a cancer, we need to cut it out,“ said the Saudi foreign minister, while calling for the United Nations to set up an international body to deal with Mumbai-like terror attacks.

During the Saudi foreign minister’s visit here, New Delhi will seek Riyadh’s support in clamping down on the financing of terrorists, some of whom use Saudi charities and other fronts for generating funds for subversive activities, official sources said here.

Saudi Arabia has been a key ally of Pakistan and has enormous clout over the powers-that-be in that country.

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