Terror attack like 26/11 cannot be tolerated: US

The Obama Administration has said that a terrorist attack like 26/11 cannot be tolerated and Pakistan needs to redouble its efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 13:03 PM IST

Washington: The Obama Administration has
said that a terrorist attack like 26/11 cannot be tolerated
and Pakistan needs to redouble its efforts to bring to justice
the perpetrators of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

"It continues to be our view, that these (26/11) kinds
of attacks can`t be tolerated. There cannot be impunity. And
it remains our view that Pakistan has to redouble its efforts
to bring to justice those responsible for the Mumbai attacks,"
State Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters at his
daily news conference.

Crowley said the US President during his trip had made
clear that India itself has an abiding interest in a stable
and peaceful Pakistan.

"The President reinforced our view that Pakistan has
recognized the danger to itself of extremist elements within
its border. The President did say that while Pakistan is
making progress, more needs to be done," he said.

"We cooperate with Pakistan and India on counter-
terrorism cooperation. But ultimately, the solution here,
first and foremost, rests within Pakistan," Crowley said in
response to a question.

In a joint-statement, US President Barack Obama and
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reiterated that success in
Afghanistan, and regional and global security requires
elimination of safe havens and infrastructure for terrorism
and violent extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"Condemning terrorism in all its forms, the two sides
agreed that all terrorist networks, including Lashkar-e-Taiba,
must be defeated and called for Pakistan to bring to justice
the perpetrators of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks," it
said.

"Building upon the Counter Terrorism Initiative signed
in July 2010, the two leaders announced a new Homeland
Security Dialogue between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the
Department of Homeland Security and agreed to further deepen
operational cooperation, counter-terrorism technology
transfers and capacity building".

Both the leaders also emphasized the importance of
close cooperation in combating terror financing and in
protecting the international financial system, the joint-
statement added.

PTI