US urging Pak to catch Mumbai carnage culprits every single day

December 24th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): The United States has been urging Pakistan every single day to catch those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks, according to the US State Department.

Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto told reporters on Tuesday that President George W. Bush sent his top military official to South Asia following reports that tensions between India and Pakistan could lead to a war.

I dont know if President Bush has, said Fratto when asked if President Bush had spoken to Indian and Pakistani leaders to prevent a war. I know Admiral (Mike) Mullen is in the region, and hes speaking to people in the region.

At the State Department, spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States had not yet reached a stage where it could determine the final outcome of Pakistans efforts to catch those responsible for the Mumbai attacks.

We are still at the stage where we are urging Pakistan every single day to do whatever it can to prevent future attacks and to track down and get off the street those responsible for these attacks, Dawn quoted him, as saying.

We will get to a stage at some point where, you know, we look very closely at exactly what is the final disposition of these individuals who have been arrested over time.

McCormack said he could not yet offer a specific policy prescription on how the United States would deal with the situation if Pakistan failed to catch the culprits. (ANI)

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