Washington: United States avoids recognition of India’s surgical strikes claim. While briefing the media in Washington Adviser to Foreign Ministry, John Kirby said that he is aware of the situation at Line of Control, and is concerned about the danger that is posed towards the region.
“We have repeatedly expressed our concerns regarding the danger that cross-border terrorism poses to the region, including the recent attack in Uri,” the official said.
The spokesperson said that US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday and reiterated his strong condemnation of the Uri attack. “He condemned terrorism in all its forms, and cautioned against escalation of tensions.”
Responding to another question on the broader issue of Kashmir, the US official said: “The pace, scope, and character of any discussions on Kashmir is for India and Pakistan to determine. We support any and all positive steps by India and Pakistan to resolve their disputes.”
John Kirby also emphasized that the United States is focused on the risks of terrorism, and is working with all institutions in order to regain peace. The United States will keep working against the terrorist groups, said Kirby.