Rice: Pakistan's Ready to Crack Down on Terror

India issues airport terror alert after new threats
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 4:59 AM CST

(Newser) – Pakistan is prepared to take urgent action against terrorists, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said after talks with leaders today. The meeting stressed Pakistan's duty to combat "those who may use Pakistani territory, even if they are non-state actors," in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, she said. "I found a Pakistani government that understands its responsibility," she insisted. India, meanwhile, today issued a terror alert at airports following new threats as Rice attempted to quell tensions between the nations.

Pakistan's government has been given enough information to act against suspects in the Mumbai attacks, Rice stressed. Despite US pressure, Pakistan has so far refused to hand over suspects demanded by India, citing the lack of an extradition treaty. India has warned it will do whatever it takes to protect its security and "territorial integrity" if Pakistan does not cooperate.