US backs bringing perpetrators of Mumbai, Pathankot to justice: Kerry

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New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said the US continues to support all efforts to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks to justice, and added that there can be no distinction between “good and bad” terror.

“Let me be clear… United States continues to support all efforts to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai and the Pathankot attacks to justice and we cannot and will not make distinction between good and bad terrorism,” Kerry said at a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

“Terror is terror no matter where it comes from and who carries it out,” he said.

Kerry also said that the two countries have agreed to exchange “terrorist screening information” to deepen cooperation in designating terrorist groups at the United Nations.

“To more effectively counter the threat posed by violent extremism within both of our borders and beyond, we agreed to expand the exchange of terrorist screening information to deepen cooperation in designating terrorist groups at the United Nations and to expedite mutual requests for legal assistance,” said Kerry.

“We reiterated our unwavering commitment to the protection of our citizens and to defeating terrorists mantra of bigotry and hatred,” he added.

–IANS

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