US House condemns 7/11, commits full support
House of Representatives condemned the blasts and declared its unwavering support to the people of India.india Updated: Jul 20, 2006 08:38 IST
The US House of Representatives has unanimously condemned the Mumbai blasts and has declared its unwavering support by resolving to strengthen the newly-expanded relationship with India.
The resolution adopted (425-0) at the House expressed its "deepest" condolences to the victims and the families of those who suffered.
Emphasising that the attack on India's financial hub was part of terrorists' "determination" to cause "economic terror" in the country, the resolution called upon the international community to renew and strengthen efforts to combat social evils that breed terrorism.
The resolution, sponsored by Congressmen Jospeh Crowley and Joseph Wilson, also urged countries to defeat terrorists by defeating their ideology and networks that train and carry out attacks.
Saluting the spirit displayed by the people during crisis, the resolution said, "the people of India quickly responded to the attack by turning out to donate blood, taking bed sheets to turn into stretchers and offering assistance and comfort to the victims of the attack".
The statement also recalled the historic July 18, 2005 agreement reached between the two countries on sharing nuclear energy and expressed its resolve to "transform the relationship between the countries and establish a global partnership".
The discussions on the resolution saw members not only condemning the terror attacks but also hailing India's commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights.