Pak has not done enough after Mumbai terror attacks: Rice

December 20th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that Pakistan has not taken enough steps against uprooting the terror infrastructure on its soil in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan has taken some positive steps after the Mumbai terror attacks for which India has blamed a Pakistan-based group but they are not nearly enough, Rice said.

Rice said after the Mumbai attack it was obviously a very serious situation and President George Bush wanted me to go and to express our solidarity with India and condolences there.

The top US diplomat said that she also delivered a very strong message that, of course, Americans had also died in that attack. And so this was also of concern to the United States.

Rice noted that since the 2001 crisis over Kashmir, the US has developed a very strong relationship with India, The News reported.

It has broadened and deepened, and I do think it has helped us through this crisis, because theres a level of trust with India that I think was not there in 2001 when we had to get through the military mobilisation that attended the crisis in Kashmir, she said.

The US also has a good relationship with the new civilian government in Pakistan, Rice said, But there, the message had to be, you need to deal with the terrorism problem.

Its a new civilian government just finding its footing in Pakistan. But it seemed to me that the civilians were very much in charge and making decisions, she said when asked if the civilian government in Pakistan has control over its military, security forces and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). (ANI)

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