28 November 2008

Obama team in contact with US agencies

Obama team in contact with US agencies
Press Trust of India (NDTV)
Thursday, November 27, 2008, (Washington)
Barack Obama's transition team has set up a special group to interact with State Department's Operations Center and the office of the Director of National Intelligence to regularly update President-elect about the developments relating to Mumbai terror attacks.The special team will pass the information it receive from the government agencies to Obama, says CNN quoting an unnamed aide of the President-elect.Soon after receiving information of the terror attacks in Mumbai on Wednesday evening, Obama issued a tough statement through his national security spokesperson and phoned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen.Obama personally conveyed his thoughts on the grim occasion to Sen during their conversation. The President-elect conveyed the message that his thoughts and prayers are with the people of India and that he was personally monitoring the situation and the evolving developments.Obama is further reported to have told Sen that he is fully and completely supportive of all actions of the Bush administration to be of whatever assistance to the Government of India."President-elect Obama strongly condemns today's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and his thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of India. "These coordinated attacks on innocent civilians demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of terrorism," the President-elect's Chief National Security Spokesperson Brooke Anderson said in a statement."The US must continue to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks," he added.

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