US: Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist and must be fully prosecuted

Updated: Jan 20, 2018, 15:59 IST | Agencies

The US yesterday said it has told Islamabad clearly that Hafiz Saeed is a "terrorist" and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

Hafiz Saeed
Hafiz Saeed

The US yesterday said it has told Islamabad clearly that Hafiz Saeed is a "terrorist" and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, reacting strongly to Pakistan Prime Minister's remarks that there was no case against the Mumbai attack mastermind.

Reacting strongly to Abbasi's comments, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said: "We believe that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He is listed... due to his affiliation with Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is a designated foreign terror organisation," said Nauert. Responding to a question about Abbasi's remarks, Nauert said, "We regard him as a terrorist, a part of a foreign terrorist organisation. He was the mastermind, we believe, of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed many people, including Americans as well," she said.

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