U.S. Stands with India in Its Quest for Justice for 26/11: TrumpTop Stories

November 27, 2018 10:44
U.S. Stands with India in Its Quest for Justice for 26/11: Trump

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The United States President Donald Trump expressed his support to India on Monday on the 10th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in which 10-Pakistan based terrorists went on a shooting rampage in Mumbai killing more than 160 people.

"On the ten-year anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack, the U.S. stands with the people of India in their quest for justice. The attack killed 166 innocents, including six Americans. We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!" Trump tweeted.

The United States announced a $5 million reward earlier on Monday for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

"The United States is committed to seeing that those responsible for this attack face justice. The Department of State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program offers a new reward for up to USD five million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual who was involved in planning or facilitating the 2008 Mumbai attack," U.S. secretary of state Michael Pompeo said in a statement.

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Pompeo also said the U.S. will call upon Pakistan, to uphold its United Nations Security Council obligation to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity.

From November 26 to 29, 2008, ten terrorists associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out a series of coordinated assaults against multiple targets in Mumbai.

It is the third such reward offered by the U.S. In April 2012, the state department had announced rewards for information for LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and Hafiz and another senior leader of the group, Abdul Rahman Makki. In December 2001, it designated LeT as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

-Sowmya Sangam

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