Will encourage Pakistan to eliminate groups like LeT: Cameron

July 29th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS  

David Cameron New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said Pakistan needs to do more to crackdown and eliminate terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operating from its territory.
“It is is not acceptable as I have said that there should be within Pakistan existence of terror groups that cause terrorism not just within Pakistan, but also in other places in the world,” Cameron said at a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In Bangalore, Cameron said Wednesday that Pakistan should stop “export of terror”, which has led to a furious reaction from Islamabad.

On Thursday, he stood by those remarks, saying: “I believe in speaking clearing and plainly about such matters.”

He said that they will “continue to work with Pakistan government to encourage them to crack down and take on these terror groups”.

Cameron specifically mentioned the LeT, which India accuses of being behind the 26/11 Mumbai attack, as being part of the terror groups operating in Pakistan.

He noted that the Britain will “continue to work with Pakistan that it does everything to crack down and eliminate groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Quetta Shura, Afghan Taliban and Pakistani Taliban”.

“We should be fair to the Pakistan government that it has taken up steps to combat terrorism,” Cameron added, noting that terrorism also affected Pakistan.

“But we need to go on so that we can reduce the threats of terrorism whether here in India, Afghanistan or in the streets of London,” he said.

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