US for global efforts to check terrorism: Holder

The US has said with cities from Mumbai to London continuing to pay the heartbreaking costs of terrorism.

Updated: Sep 19, 2011, 23:22 PM IST

New York: The US on Monday said with cities from Mumbai to London continuing to pay the "heartbreaking costs" of terrorism a decade after 9/11, global counter-terrorism efforts should be intertwined to deal with the threats.

"Over the last decade, we have continued to stand - and, far too often, we have grieved - together.”

“In London and Lahore, in Madrid and Mumbai, and, most recently, at the UN headquarters in Abuja, we have seen the heartbreaking costs of terrorism," US Attorney General Eric Holder said here in his remarks at the UN International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation organised on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Holder said countries have learned "in the most painful of ways" that just as their security interests are intertwined, their "counter-terrorism efforts must be, as well’.

He said in the current times of evolving threats, the US will stand by the UN`s international legal and policy framework to foster collaboration and information sharing and enhance capacity to identify and combat terror threats.

"In strengthening this international framework - and in winning this fight - every country represented here has an essential role to play - as a partner; as a convener; and as a direct provider of assistance, intelligence, and expertise to all those who seek to prevent terrorism from occurring and, just as importantly, endeavour to eliminate its causes as well."

PTI