LeT biggest threat to US after al-Qaeda: US envoy

Written by: Nairita Das
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Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Assistant Secretary, US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O Blake Jr has said that following the attack on Indian parliament in 2001, the US had started considering the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as the single most serious threat to America after al-Qaeda.

Speaking during a television interview on the 2nd anniversary of Mumbai attacks, he said that first of all, the main message was one of solidarity between the American people and the government of the United States and the people of India, as they remembered the terrible events of 26/11.

Blake also said that US President Barack Obama has been very clear on insisting that it was Pakistan's 'duty and obligation' to cooperate to bring those who were responsible for the terrible 26/11 Mumbai attacks to justice, and also addressing the problem of the LeT.

He further stated that the LeT has not only been targeting India but also the United States, and the American troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

"So this is a very important priority for all of us and it's a priority, I think for," he added.

On being asked whether or not Pakistan has made much progress in cracking down on the terror outfit, Blake said that more needs to be done as far as the LeT is concerned, the paper said. (ANI)

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