26/11 Mumbai attacks: “US stands with India in their quest for justice”, says Donald Trump

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On the 10th anniversary of 26/11 attack, as India still remembers the terror attacks in Mumbai that left over 166 dead and hundreds injured, Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that the United States stands with the people of India in their quest for justice.

His words were: “On the ten-year anniverary of the Mumbai terror attack, the U.S. stands with the people of India in their quest for justice. The attack killed 166 innocents, including six Americans. We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!”

Kia Scherr, whose husband and a 13-year-old daughter were killed in the attack, thanked the president for his tweet by saying, “May this day serve to remind us that love overpowers hate. This is the strength no bullet can kill. This is our true power. Thank you.”

US has announced a reward of $5 million on Monday for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo said,“The United States is committed to seeing that those responsible for this attack face justice. The Department of State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program offers a new reward for up to USD five million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual who was involved in planning or facilitating the 2008 Mumbai attack.”

Nathan Sales, State Department’s coordinator for counter-terrorism said,”We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to do their parts in bringing the perpetrators to justice. All countries must uphold their international obligations to take action against this UN sanctioned terrorist group and its leaders.It is an absolute affront to the victims of Mumbai and to their families who grieve them to this day, that after 10 years, those who planned these despicable acts have still not been convicted for their crimes.Our citizens died together. So we must all work together to end the scourge of terrorism. We must prevent the terrorists who committed this act of barbarism, LeT from ever threatening our people again.”

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