U.S. Department of State: Concern Regarding India-Pakistan Tensions

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement late yesterday.  It states the following:

Following Indian counter-terrorism actions on February 26, I spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj to emphasize our close security partnership and shared goal of maintaining peace and security in the region.  I also spoke to Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi to underscore the priority of de-escalating current tensions by avoiding military action, and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil.  I expressed to both Ministers that we encourage India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, and avoid escalation at any cost.  I also encouraged both Ministers to prioritize direct communication and avoid further military activity.

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