US tells Pakistan to 'fight terrorists within borders'

US Secretary of State John Kerry makes no reference to deadly violence in Indian-held Kashmir in press conference in India.

 

NEW DELHI, India (AA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Pakistan to join other countries in fighting terrorists within its borders.

Speaking at a news conference in New Delhi after meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry said there should be no distinction between “good terrorists and bad terrorists.”

"We cannot and will not make distinctions between good and bad terrorists. Terror is terror no matter where it comes from, or who carries it out," he said.

Kerry also said the people responsible for the 2008 attacks in Mumbai and the 2016 in Pathankot in India should be brought to justice. India accuses Pakistan of being responsible for carrying out both the attacks.

He also said Islamabad should not feel isolated by the upcoming talks between the U.S., India and Afghanistan in New York.

Kerry made no reference to the deadly violence in Indian-held Kashmir where at least 69 civilians have been killed and over 7,500 others wounded in firing by Indian security forces amid ongoing 53-day curfew.

In her remarks, Swaraj said: “We reaffirmed the urgent necessity for Pakistan to dismantle safe havens for terrorists and criminal networks, including Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and D Company.”

Swaraj also said Kerry had reiterated the continued support of the U.S. to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and permanent membership of the UN Security Council.


 

USA Pakistan

 


 

Tags: usa, Afghanistan, taliban, russia nato, war afghanistan, taleban, afghanistan news, Pakistan, pakistan news, china, usa diplomacy, nato, india, indian peninsula, india news, kerry, john kerry, india diplomacy, usa military, Salman Hamid Siddiqui, pakistan security, pakistan terrorism, pakistan india, usa Islam, usa turkey, india terrorism, india violence, pakistan police, pakistan army, usa iran, usa middleeast, usa saudi arabia, usa russia, usa asia, usa terrorism, india partners, usa partners, india america, pakistani intelligence, afghanistan terrorism, afghanistan security, afghanistan pakistan, central asia, nato news, kashmir india, usa intelligence, usa security, india technology, india military, india army, india pakistan, pakistan diplomacy, nuke, india nuke, usa nuke, usa nuclear weapon, usa trade, central asia news, usa pakistan, pakistan usa, usa afghanistan, usa china, china usa, usa india, nato asia, india trade, india economy, india external affairs minister, sushma swaraj

Print Email

NOTE! This site uses cookies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it.

I understand
  • [javascript protected email address]