New Delhi, Sep 29, 2016: The US National Security Advisor of America, Susan Rice called her Indian counterpart, Ajit Doval and condemned Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri attack that resulted in the death of 18 soldiers.
Spokesperson of National Security Council Ned Price said: President Obama’s commitment to redouble our efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism throughout the world.”
During the conversation, She said that the White House expects Pakistan to take “effective action to combat and delegitimise” UN-designated terrorist groups and entities, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, and their affiliates. India blamed Jaish for Uri attack.
Rice further discussed “shared commitment with India to pursuing peace and regional stability”.
Rice statement comes in the wake of an ongoing tension between India and Pakistan after the attack on an army base in Kashmir’s Uri that killed 18 soldiers.
Although the 19th SAARC summit which was to organise in Islamabad by Pakistan has been postponed as Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Bangladesh with India decided to boycott the summit.
Earlier, In a bid to declare Pakistan “a state sponsor of terrorism”, An online White House petition has crossed 1,00,000 signatures, thus qualifying to get a response from the Obama administration within 60 days, according to reports.
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