US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday described the Mumbai terror attack as a "barbarity", as he called upon Pakistan and other nations to uphold their UN Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against those responsible for the atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates.
A new reward for up to USD5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual who was involved in planning or facilitating the 2008 Mumbai attack, was offered by the state department's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program on the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack.
'Will speak the truth': Nawaz Sharif defends his remarks on 26/11 attacks; Pak blames India for delay in case
"It is an affront to the families of the victims that, after ten years, those who planned the Mumbai attack have still not been convicted for their involvement," Pompeo said in a statement on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack.
"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-Tayyiba and its affiliates," he said.
Also Read | 10 years of 26/11 Mumbai Attacks: Dark horror that brought India to standstill, sent shockwaves across world
The United States is committed to seeing that those responsible for the attack face justice, Pompeo said.
"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America and all Americans, I express my solidarity with the people of India and the city of Mumbai on the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attack," Pompeo said.
"We stand with the families and friends of the victims, whose loved ones were lost in this act of barbarism, including six American citizens. The barbarity of 26/11 shocked the entire world," said the top American diplomat.
Nearly 166 people, including Americans, had lost their lives in the deadly terror attack carried out by 10 LeT terrorists in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.
Nine of the attackers were killed by the police while lone survivor Ajmal Kasab was captured and hanged after he was handed death sentence by the court.