“We urge both sides to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, including through direct communication. Further military activity will exacerbate the situation,” a State Department spokesperson said.
The US has asked Pakistan to obey it’s UN Security Council commitments to refuse terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds.
This US statement arrived after India on Wednesday handed over to Pakistan a dossier on specific details” of involvement of the Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) in the Pulwama terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as also the presence of camps of the UN-proscribed terror outfit in that country.
“Cross-border terrorism, such as the recent attack on India’s CRPF on February 14, poses a grave threat to the security of the region. We reiterate our call for Pakistan to abide by its United Nations Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds,” a State Department spokesperson said.
Answering to the reporter's questions over the current situation between India and Pakistan, the spokesperson joined the White House and the Pentagon in asserting the two countries to de-escalate their tension and avoid military to find a solution to their differences.
“The United States calls on India and Pakistan to cease all cross-border military activity and for a return to stability,” the spokesperson said.“We urge both sides to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, including through direct communication. Further military activity will exacerbate the situation,” the spokesperson said.
Foreign Office minister Mark Field responded: “The UK government unequivocally condemn the appalling terror attack in Pulwama on 14 February. We are actively encouraging the governments of both India and Pakistan to find diplomatic solutions and to refrain from actions that could jeopardize regional stability.”
“We are also working in the UN Security Council to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice,” he added.
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