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'US to work non-stop to bring Mumbai attackers to book'

delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2009 17:15 IST

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The US on Friday said it was determined to work "non-stop" and "as long as it takes" to ensure that the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks are brought to justice.

"When Americans are killed anywhere, we pursue those people and that is what we are upto in Pakistan. We will press ahead and we will do it non-stop as long as it takes," US Ambassador David C Mulford said at an interaction here. The US has been pressing for deeper understanding in Pakistan of the roots of the problem of terrorism, he said, adding that "(by) learning more and more I hope that we can bring the people who committed this heinous act to book. Mulford made it clear that the US does not want to make accusations against "certain parties" without evidence. "I don't think we want to take a view that we make accusations against certain parties without the usual evidences, proofs," he said without elaborating. Mulford said an important aspect of the US relationship with Pakistan was to see it succeed and not become a failed state.

"Like India, we have a common agenda -- we want to see Pakistan succeed, not fail, not become a serious problem, not become a failed state. That is the American agenda," he said. The American envoy admitted that the war in Afghanistan has "greatly complicated" that agenda.