Washington, June 5: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said to U.S. that terrorist organizations cannot be dealt “selectively" as their “driving force" is only to export terror to a country.
Talking in reference to Pakistan's reluctance to take action against LeT, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said terror outfits have to be dealt across the board and not selectively.
“These terrorist organizations are like a syndicate. In Pakistan we find that if some particular organisation or a name is found [and banned], the same set of persons creates another organisation," he said.
“The driving force is the same, to export terror to a country ,just like an attempt was made at the Times Square in a grim reminder that it can hit anybody anywhere. It is a very well-oiled machinery," Mr. Krishna said.
In his opening remarks at the Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Thursday, June 4 Mr. Krishna made a point to Shahzad's case who got arrested in planning failed Times Square bombing plot to underline his point that terror exported from Pakistan can hit anywhere in the world.
On the question of US sensitivity towards India's concerns about Pakistan Mr. Krishna said: “Secretary Clinton is quite aware of India's various concerns regarding Pakistan.