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Russia Talks Tough, Tells Pak To Get Rid Of Terror Camps

PTI 17 Dec 2010, 16:40:21 IST
New Delhi, Dec 17: In a stern message, Russia today asked Pakistan to do away with the terror camps on its soil which were responsible for spreading "horrible cancer" of international terrorism from "Moscow metro to Mumbai to London".

"We do want Pakistan to solve its internal problem. We do not want any danger or threat emanating from Pakistan or neighbouring regions of Pakistan. We are against those 40 training camps.... That is from where this horrible cancer of international terrorism is spreading on our earth.

"That is from where its tentacles reach Moscow metro, Mumbai, London metro and whole other terrorist acts which we have learned about in the last few years. This must be done away with. We hope Pakistan to do so...," Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin said.

He was asked about the terrorism in the region and if the issue will discussed in next week's visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

However, he refused to comment on ties between China and Pakistan and their civil nuclear cooperation, saying the issue of bilateral ties was a sovereign right of any country.

He also mentioned that there were "well-engineered" mechanisms including bilateral and multi-lateral consultations to deal with such issues.

He also said Russia wants India's relation with Pakistan to improve as it was in everyone's interest and in the interest of the region.

"We have been supporting your dialogue. We showed full solidarity with India's anger at the terrible terrorist acts in Mumbai," he said. PTI