Can’t accuse anyone without evidence,says Mulford

Three days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Pakistan’s official agencies could be involved in Mumbai terror attacks...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:January 10, 2009 1:40 am

Three days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Pakistan’s official agencies could be involved in Mumbai terror attacks,the US on Friday said that Washington doesn’t want to accuse anyone without evidence.

US ambassador David C Mulford said,“I don’t think we want to take a view that we make accusations against certain parties without the usual evidences,proofs.” He said this while responding to a question whether the US agrees with the PM that Pakistan’s official agencies could have had a role in the Mumbai attacks.

Mulford,who was speaking at a farewell luncheon meeting organised by the CII,said the US was determined to work “non-stop” and “as long as it takes” to ensure that the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks are brought to justice.

“When Americans are killed anywhere,we pursue those people and that is what we are up to in Pakistan,” he said.

The US has been pressing for deeper understanding of the roots of the problem of terrorism in Pakistan,he said. “Like India,we have a common agenda — we want to see Pakistan succeed,not fail,not become a serious problem,

not become a failed state.

That is the American agenda,” Mulford said.

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