The United States on Thursday welcomed as a “good step” Pakistan’s arrest of six suspects in the Mumbai siege, adding that Islamabad shows it is serious about cooperating in the probe.
“We have asked Pakistan and India has asked Pakistan to cooperate fully in trying to bring to justice those who are responsible for the Mumbai attacks,” State Department acting spokesman Robert Wood told AFP.
“So this would certainly be a very positive step,” Wood added. “Pakistan has committed that it would do everything in its power to bring people to justice who may have committed these atrocities who have been within their borders,” he added.
“So let me just leave it at that. It’s a good step,” he said, adding that he needed to find out more details about the arrests. “But I think it shows that Pakistan is serious about doing what it can to deal with the people who may have perpetrated these attacks,” he said.