Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Pakistan must join other nations in combating terrorism: Kerry

Narada Desk | August 31, 2016 10:42 am Print
The US Secretary of State announced the Afghanistan initiative on his New Delhi visit for the annual US-India strategic dialogue
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry speaks about the Ukraine crisis after his meetings with other foreign ministers in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said Pakistan should join other nations in fighting terrorist within its borders.

Kerry added that Islamabad should not feel isolated by talks between the United States, India and Afghanistan next month in New York.

The US Secretary of State announced the Afghanistan initiative on his New Delhi visit for the annual US-India strategic dialogue.

His show of support for his Indian hosts marked a change from Washington’s usual neutrality regarding India and Pakistan, South Asia’s two nuclear-armed antagonists.

As Kashmir reels under violence and clashes leaving more than 60 dead and injured thousand, tensions risen between India and Pakistan.

John Kerry will on Wednesday discussed with PM Modi over the tensions that rises between Pakistan and India regarding Kashmir issue. Washington has long urged India and Pakistan to reopen talks to resolve the tensions.

Speaking to media persons, Kerry said the perpetrators of attacks on Indian soil – in Mumbai in 2008 and at an airbase in Punjab last January – should be brought to justice.

“We cannot and will not make distinctions between good and bad terrorists,” Kerry said. “Terror is terror no matter where it comes from, (or) who carries it out.”

 

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