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'US committed to bringing 26/11 perpetrators to justice'

By Ians English

Washington, Feb 9: The United States has reiterated its commitment to assisting the Indian government in bringing to justice those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks.

"The US has committed to doing all we can to assist the government of India in pursuing every possible lead to bring to justice those responsible for that attack to the fullest extent permitted by US law," US State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a press briefing on Monday.


Kirby's comments came after Pakistani-American key Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley in his first deposition on Monday told the Mumbai High Court from his jail cell in Chicago that Pakistani terrorists conducted the attacks on November 26, 2008, after two failed attempts.

"I think we have a very strong relationship with India on a lot of levels, and law enforcement's one of those," the spokesman said.

"Certainly it's indicative of our commitment to making sure the perpetrators of that attack are brought to justice, and I think it's indicative of a close relationship with India, again, in a law enforcement realm, but across all others as well," Kirby added.

Headley is serving 35-year prison sentence in the US for his involvement in the attacks.


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