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Prosecute Mumbai terror attacks accused: US to Pakistan

September 10, 2009 09:45 IST

A top Obama Administration official today asked Pakistan to prosecute those responsible for the Mumbai attacks and make concerted efforts to stop militant infiltrations across the Indo-Pak border.

"Both the countries must now undertake a sequenced series of actions to rebuild confidence and cooperation. Such actions must include progress by Pakistan to prosecute those responsible for the Mumbai attacks and concerted efforts to stop militant infiltrations across the Indo-Pak border," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert
Blake said.

He said "in response, India has indicated it is prepared to restart confidence building measures".

Addressing students at Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Blake said "an important part of a successful strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be for New Delhi and Islamabad to restore relations to the levels of cooperation they enjoyed between 2004 and 2007".

Recalling the progress made during that period, Blake said "beginning in 2004, President Pervez Musharraf met with then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and pledged that Pakistan would not let territory under its control be used to support terrorism".

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