US does not support decision of declaring Pakistan as a “Terrorist State”
US want India- Pakistan to resolve their differences
US does not support decision of declaring Pakistan as a “Terrorist State” :- The US has called for meaningful dialogue” between India and Pakistan, but will further continue to work with the governments in the region in order to eliminate safe havens which also pose a threat to India.
The US has also called for a “meaningful dialogue “between the two countries in to address differences which include the Kashmir issue and to bring down the recent tensions.
John Kirby, the State Department spokesperson, however, expressed that the confidence that Pakistan has kept nuclear arsenals safe from terrorists.
When asked if the government would further support a bill in the Congress and also an online petition that the US should declare Pakistan as a ‘terrorist state’, Kirby at his daily press briefing said: “I have not seen anything specifically about any such bill, and obviously we don’t.”
He, however, said he would not be commenting on “whatever pending legislation may be coming in that regard”. “What we what I would say is common threat, a common challenge in the region, and we’re going to continue to work with Pakistan, with Afghanistan, and the Secretary (of State) just came back from Brussels and the Afghanistan conference in Brussels. And obviously it is a threat to the Indian people as well.”
But US maintains its stand on Kashmir issue
He said the US’ position on the Kashmir issue has not changed and it is for India and Pakistan to address this problem.
“On the Kashmir issue, our position has not changed. We want this to be worked out between both sides, the issue of Kashmir. And generally, we obviously want to see the tensions that exist right now, be brought down and for dialogue to take its place meaningful dialogue to try to address these issues bilaterally between the countries,” Kirby said.
He also added that the US wanted India and Pakistan to resolve their differences.