United States President Barack Obama said that he strongly condemned the “outrageous attacks in Mumbai,” and his thoughts and prayers were with the wounded and those who had lost loved ones.

In a statement Mr. Obama added that the U.S. government continued to “monitor the situation, including the safety and security of our citizens.”

“India is a close friend and partner of the U.S.,” the President added, underscoring that “the American people will stand with the Indian people in times of trial, and we will offer support to India’s efforts to bring the perpetrators of these terrible crimes to justice.”

He reflected upon his trip to Mumbai last November, saying, “I saw firsthand the strength and resilience of the Indian people, and I have no doubt that the India will overcome these deplorable terrorist attacks.”

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