WASHINGTON, June 27 (Audio) Less than a week after the United States and India issued a joint statement pledging the two countries to come together to combat global terrorism, the U.S. State Department announced that Pakistan said the US government was consistent on the importance of continued cooperation between the two countries. Take steps to permanently disband all terrorist organizations.
Department spokesman Matthew Miller made the remarks at a news conference on Monday after being asked to comment on Pakistan’s dismissal of the joint statement as “unfounded and unilateral.”
In response, Miller said: “We remain committed to working with Pakistan to address the common threat posed by terrorist groups across the region.
“The Pakistani people have been devastated by terrorist attacks for many years. I am aware that I have taken
“Furthermore, we applaud both Pakistan and India for maintaining the ceasefire along the Line of Effective Control.”
At the same time, however, the United States is also “consistently committed to the importance of Pakistan continuing to take steps to permanently disband all terrorist organizations, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). ‘ said. ), and its various front organizations.
“We will regularly raise this issue with Pakistani officials and will continue to work together to counter mutual terrorist threats…” the spokesperson added.
Asked about the joint statement’s failure to address concerns about human rights and religious freedom violations in India, Miller said, “We regularly raise human rights concerns in our conversations with Indian officials. there is,” he said.
“And you saw that President (Joe) Biden spoke about this himself at a joint press conference with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi.”
Miller’s remarks came less than a week after the joint statement was released on June 22, during the prime minister’s state visit to the United States.
Biden and Modi reiterated their call for concerted action against all UN-registered terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda, Islamic State, LeT, JeM and Hizb al-Mujahideen, according to the statement.
The two leaders also strongly condemned cross-border terrorism and the use of terrorist agents and urged Pakistan to take immediate action to prevent any territory under its control from being used for terrorist attacks.
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