WASHINGTON: Spokesperson for the White House, Josh Earnest avoided direct condemnation of terror attack in Uri Town of Baramulla but said that attacks, executed anywhere in the world were to be censured.
Earnest held a press conference in the United States capital and forwarded stance of the White House on a range of topics including Pakistan-India issues but reportedly avoided direct condemnation of terror attack in Uri Town.
Earnest further called for India and Pakistan on Saturday to resolve the outstanding issues on diplomatic level and not through coercive forces. Talks would create an environment of peace and stability in the region, he added.
He observed that the two neighbours in the sub-continent have made key progress in this regard in the past few years.
He answered a question about contact with Islamabad and New Delhi in the recent past to which he replied in negation and urged that the question be asked to the Department of the State.