New Delhi, Dec.3 : U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday said that Washington is ready to co-operate with India in its fight against terrorism , and added that jumping to premature conclusions as who was behind last week's terror attacks on Mumbai would serve no purpose.
Refraining from commenting on India's demand that Pakistan hand over 20 dreaded terrorists, including Dawood Ibrahim and Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar,Rice said 'We don't want to jump to any conclusions on whether Pakistan is behind the attacks that shook Mumbai last week'.
She, however said that Pakistan must act with" urgency and resolve" and co-operate "fully and transparently" with India in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks. "I am here to show solidarity with India," Rice said ,adding "Perhaps we have some sense of what this is like, the sense of vulnerability, the questions that arise and the desire to make sure it does not happen again."
She said that she was here to speak to the Indian leadership and review what both nations can do to tackle this terrorist menace.
The US is ready to help in any possible way, be it forensic investigations or intelligence informations,she said adding"We can contribute in know-how of the system needed to deal with the issue." "Our first priority now should be to stop another attack.They (terrorists) have the same intentions and goals, that is to terrorise people wherever they are in India or in the US.
She also emphasized on the fact that the funding of terrorist outfits and their activities should not be overlooked.
'It is an unfair war in a democratic state',the US Secretary General said.
'Our prime objective is to bring people to justice',Rice said adding'I am here to offer whatever help we can to India', she said in her concluding remarks.