26 Nov 2018
#26/11Attacks: US says guilty haven't been convicted, announces $5-million reward
On the tenth anniversary of the barbaric Mumbai attacks, the United States of America has said those who plotted the attack have still not been convicted and announced a reward of $5 million for information on preparators.
In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was an affront to victims' families that those who planned the attack haven't been convicted.
Pompeo asks Pakistan to take action against LeT and affiliates
"We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to uphold their UN Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates," the statement read.
Expressing solidarity towards the deceased, Pompeo said the States stood by those who lost their friends and family members.
Notably, six American citizens were also killed in the attack.
.@SecPompeo: On behalf of all Americans, I express my solidarity with the people of India and the city of Mumbai on the 10th anniversary of the #MumbaiTerrorAttack. We stand with the families and friends of the victims, including six American citizens. https://t.co/NGj4xSGkAv pic.twitter.com/F6oI1Rhouh— Department of State (@StateDept) November 25, 2018
Earlier, bounties were announced for Hafiz Saeed, Rahman Makki
The States' statement comes less than a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice President Mike Pence.
It is believed Pence himself said it has been 10 years and yet the preparators haven't been brought to justice.
Earlier, the State Department announced bounties of $10 million and $2 million for Hafiz Saeed and LeT senior Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki respectively.
The rewards for justice program was started in 1984
Administered by the US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service, the rewards for Justice program started in 1984. Since its inception, it has given nearly $150 million to more than 100 people who gave information about terrorists or prevented untoward attacks.