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India, Pakistan should work on stengthening ties on security front: US

US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner went on to say at a press conference that there is "no justification" for terrorism

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: June 11, 2016 12:42 pm
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India and Pakistan need to pursue closer relations with each other on the security front, the US said while asserting that there is “no justification” for terrorism.

“We need to pursue closer relations with India, with Pakistan, and they need to also pursue closer relations on the security front, certainly, with each other,” State Department Deputy Spokesman, Mark Toner, told reporters at his daily news conference Friday.

“That’s to the benefit of all of us, to be frank, and that includes Afghanistan as well, because there continue to be serious terrorist threats,” he said in response to a question on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on terrorism during his address to the joint sitting of the Congress this week.

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Toner said he agrees with Prime Minister Modi’s views on terrorism. “I do agree with him; there’s no justification for terrorism, and we all need to work in a concerted and coordinated fashion to address it, and we’re trying to do so,” the Deputy Spokesman said.

Responding to another question on Modi’s remarks on the Congress being temple of democracy, he said: “We are only one form of democracy; there are many forms in the world. India is obviously the world’s largest democracy. We believe it’s the best political system out there, but we’re not saying that our brand, so to speak, is the one for everyone. We’re all working to create the perfect democracy.”

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  1. Y
    Jun 11, 2016 at 6:49 am
    To promote hindu criminal agenda to promote hinduism imperial ism around the globe, one has to be a hindu ignorant to pay heed to hind vice of hinduism illegality.
    1. C
      Curious onlooker
      Jun 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm
      It is an indirect nudge to open up the Kashmir question. Without settling the Kashmir issue there would be no peace and terrorism to remain no less nefarious as valid means to attain that end. Is Modi has been had by sweet nothings whispered into his ears?
      1. P
        Jun 11, 2016 at 11:48 am
        Grunt grunt.
        1. V
          Jun 11, 2016 at 8:22 am
          This new realisation of US about stan is very good for the peace loving nations of the world. All these days US was turning blind eye on factories of terror let it be chief of Taleban killed in drone attack or most dreaded osama bin ladin or dawood sleeping in safe house deep inside stan Just US drones cannot help major surgery is needed/ required to take out bad blood of terrorism from veins all these days stan was using same terrorists for blackmailing the world