Delegitimise all terror groups operating on your soil, US tells Pakistan

The US had also called for greater cooperation and dialogue between India and Pakistan to bring down the recent tensions and said that they should adopt a "conciliatory approach"

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 15, 2016 1:29 pm
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The US has told Pakistan to go after those terrorists who seek and “sometimes find safe haven” in the country and delegitimise all terror groups operating on its soil. “We continue to urge Pakistan to take action to combat and delegitimise all terrorist groups operating on its soil,” State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference.

“Obviously Pakistan has suffered greatly at the hands of terrorists and violent extremists. We want to help Pakistan confront this terrorist threat, but we also want Pakistan also to go after those terrorists who seek and sometimes find safe haven on Pakistan territory,” he said in response to a question yesterday.

His remarks come amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the Uri terror attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed and India’s surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29.

Earlier this week, in a clear indication of its support for India’s surgical strikes in PoK, the US said it empathises with the Indian position that it needs to respond militarily to terror threats and dubbed the Uri attack as a “clear case of cross-border terrorism.” The US had also called for greater cooperation and dialogue between India and Pakistan to bring down the recent tensions and said that they should adopt a “conciliatory approach” to resolve their “contentious issues.”

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    abd
    Oct 15, 2016 at 6:27 am
    IS is saying this for last 20 years.Don't worry.
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      deshraj
      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:05 am
      stan is a terror Country.every nation should take action against him.
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        dev chaman
        Oct 15, 2016 at 5:22 am
        when pervez ans nawaz take terrorists as heroes how can obama ask them to kill the terrorists. wake up obama. obama you are saying to wake up osama bin laden in stan.
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          DD
          Oct 15, 2016 at 5:15 am
          To Counter BRICS, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan aligns with Rwanda, Iraq, Congo, Kazakhstan and Somalia....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They are calling themselves P R I C K S!
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            DD
            Oct 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm
            stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''
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              Gudla Deepak
              Oct 15, 2016 at 5:13 am
              US statements and comments backing India and advising stan to shut terror camps is just like a recording that is being pla over and over again. It all seems to me that there are really not interested in helping India. After the presidential elections in US, I don't think that India is going to get any help from US.
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                M Kumar
                Oct 15, 2016 at 5:33 am
                PAK IS A FAILED COUNTRY OVERTAKEN BY TERRORIST AND MILITARY AND FULLY IN GRIP OF CHINA AND USA. WITHOUT EXTERNAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM USA - HUNGRRY CITIZENS OF STAN WILL REVOLT AGAINST IT GOVT. THE BEST WAY IS TO LEAVE IT ALL ALONE AND LET DIE IT IN OWN. IT IS LIABILITY ON HUMANITY AND CIVILIZED SOCIETY
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                  Prasad
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 7:44 am
                  US is sounding more like a School Teacher ( " Silent Please " ) than a Super Power !lt;br/gt;Today, True Super Power is China as they are getting away with Murder !!
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