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US declines to say if it will act against Lashkar

world Updated: Dec 12, 2008 23:28 IST
Arun Kumar
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The United States has declined to indicate whether it too would like the UN take action against Pakistan based terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), accused of mounting the Mumbai terror attacks, to preclude “asset flight”.

“Clearly, we support the action” the UN Security Council committee, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Thursday. But “in terms of the United States, you know, we don’t foreshadow any particular move that we might take.”

It’s an ongoing 24/7 operation for those in US “who have responsibility for looking at ways to ensure that terrorist groups don’t have access to the kind of funding or resources that they need to operate,” he said

“And we make announcements post facto, and the reason is you don’t want to have asset flight. That applies to all of those kinds of operations,” McCormack said.

A UN committee on Wednesday banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa and listed four LeT for targetted sanctions.