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Diplomats avoided 26/11 blame game

world Updated: Dec 03, 2010 01:17 IST

In the aftermath of 26/11, diplomats from US, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Canada had decided not to get "sucked into" the Indo-Pak blame game and stop short of blasting India on its intelligence failure, WikiLeaks disclosures show.

A confidential cable released by WikiLeaks relating to the Mumbai terror attack relates to the international response to the deadly incident. The cable from December 2008 describes a meeting between New Zealand, US, Australian, British and Canadian diplomats in the aftermath of the attacks, according to New Zealand Herald.

All the representatives resolved not to get "sucked into the blame game" being played by Pakistan and India. The cables said the representatives decided that any offer of assistance to India should be made "carefully" to avoid being interpreted as politically motivated.

They had earlier agreed to send sympathetic messages to India rather than "pound" it for the "massive intelligence failure" that led to the attacks.