Action against Mumbai attackers on ‘must do list’ for Pak: US

July 23rd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, July 23 (ANI): The United States has put taking action against the 26/11 perpetrators in the ‘must do list’ for Pakistan in the fight against terror.

Interacting with reporters during a regular briefing here, State Department spokesman Phillip Crowley said that there are certain things that Pakistan must do in the fight against terror, and bringing the Mumbai attack masterminds to justice was ‘certainly’ amongst those.

“There are things, clearly, that Pakistan must do. And certainly, continuing to investigate and bring to justice those who are responsible for the Mumbai attack is an important element. It’s important to Pakistan. It’s also important to India,” The News quoted Crowley, as saying.

When asked to elaborate on recent remarks by Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen that groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Al-Qaeda are on the look out to repeat the Mumbai terror attacks in order to ignite a military tussle between India and Pakistan, Crowley replied that the White House has a policy in place to counter terrorism, adding that it would continue to help Islamabad dismantle the nefarious terror nexus.

“We have a US policy. It is to fully cooperate with Pakistan on terrorism and to continue to work closely to help Pakistan battle the insurgency that now is a threat to Pakistan itself,” Crowley said.

“We’ve seen significant progress by Pakistan over the past year. It’s an area that was a part of the Strategic Dialogue that our governments just had in Islamabad. We’ll continue to work on this,” he added. (ANI)

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