Brown calls for global cooperation on terror

Written by Political Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Dec 16 2008, 05:24am hrs
Britain on Sunday called for stopping all financing and providing of safe havens to terrorists and stressed the importance of international cooperation to expose their perverse and unacceptable messages.

Talking to mediapersons after his breakfast meeting with Prime minister Manmohan Singh, the British prime minster Gordon Brown said, After Mumbai terror attacks, the world could see how the countries could work together to counter terrorism.

Underlining global solidarity with India , Brown stressed that the international community has to ensure that there are no safe havens for terrorists and no hiding places for those who finance terror attacks.

The whole world will have to come together to make sure that there is no safe haven and place to finance terrorism. No country should suffer...You have shown great courage and resilience...We have got to expose the perverse and unacceptable messages sent out by terrorist groups, he added.

We know the group responsible is LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba), and they ( Pakistan ) have a great deal to answer for, Brown he responsed when asked whether Pakistan was doing enough to crack down on anti-terror outfits working against India .

We know that some arrests have been made and some people have been held even as we speak, said Brown. As he wrapped his brief visit to India , the British leader said, I hope to convey India s concerns when I meet President (Asaf Ali) Zardari.