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US denies claim by Pak daily that Munter met Saeed

The US Embassy has categorically rejected a Pakistani daily's claim that ambassador Cameron Munter had met "wanted terrorist" Hafiz Saeed who is responsible for the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008.

world Updated: May 10, 2012 19:15 IST

The US Embassy has categorically rejected a Pakistani daily's claim that ambassador Cameron Munter had met "wanted terrorist" Hafiz Saeed who is responsible for the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008.

"Ambassador Munter has never met with Hafiz Saeed. No US official has made any promises to, or agreements with, Hafiz Saeed," said a statement issued by the US Embassy.

The statement was issued in response to an op-ed article in the Urdu daily Jang titled "For how long?", that claimed Munter had met Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack and founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The statement added: "Hafiz Saeed is a wanted terrorist responsible for the deadly attack on Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 166, including six Americans. He is subject to UN Security Council Resolution 1267/1989 sanctions. There is an international responsibility to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice."