Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Washington, the U.S. on Wednesday pressed Pakistan to act against perpetrators of Mumbai attacks, including Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, saying it wants to see results.
Describing Lashkar-e-Taiba as a global threat, U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy. J. Roemer said Pakistan should recognise the dangers and dismantle the terror infrastructure existing on its soil.
Situation in Pakistan, the Mumbai attacks and cooperation in countering terrorism will be high on the agenda of Dr. Singh’s meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on November 24, besides the U.S.’ keenness to work “hand-in-hand, shoulder-to-shoulder” with India in preventing terror strikes.
The two leaders will also discuss implementation of the historic civil nuclear agreement, regarding which a few issues like liabilities, licensing and reprocessing, remain to be sorted out.
Climate change, education and poverty-alleviation would also be among the issues of discussion of the Singh-Obama meeting during which the two sides are expected to unveil a “new relationship based on strategic global partnership” and chalk out path of cooperation for meeting global challenges.
“The seven Mumbai suspects should be brought to justice in Pakistan... We need to see action and results from our partners in Pakistan,” Mr. Roemer told a press conference here, adding even Saeed should be brought to justice.