Terming the crackdown in Pakistan on radical elements as a "positive step," the US has emphasised that more needs to be done to prevent any future terrorist attacks.
"... We think Pakistan has taken some important steps. Let's make sure that everything is done to prevent any future terrorist attacks. Ultimately the people responsible (for the Mumbai attacks) have to be brought to justice," state department spokesman Sean McCormack said in comments on the banning of Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
McCormack said that Washington will continue to work with both parties (India and Pakistan) on the issue. But he declined to comment on India's observation that Islamabad is not doing enough.
He was asked to comment on whether Pakistan will follow the UN ban on Jamat-ud-Dawa, the front organisation of Lashker-e-Taiba blamed for the November 26 attacks, given that similar measures earlier against the LeT did not hold for long.
"... We'll let the Pakistani government speak on their actions. But certainly, I've seen news reports that they have made that announcement. And certainly that would be a positive step," McCormack replied.