WASHINGTON: The United States urged both India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir conflict on Friday, Aaj News reported.
Addressing a press briefing, Spokesperson for the United States Department of State John Kirby said that USA wanted Pakistan and India to find a solution to the problem in Kashmir. “Tension between the two states can be brought down through meaningful negotiations,” he added.
“With regard to Kashmir, the stance of the United States remains the same and has not changed,” he said.
“We will keep on working with Pakistan, Afghanistan and other governments to eliminate terrorism,” said Kirby. “USA will keep on cooperating with regard to ending safe havens for terrorists,” he said.
Kirby said that he wasn’t aware of any bill against Pakistan in the American Congress. He hoped the current tension between India and Pakistan would fade and stated that terrorism would be harmful for the entire region.
Kirby further said that the United States had been stressing on the need for eliminating terrorists sanctuaries. He also spoke about Pakistan’s nuclear assets and expressed the hope that they were in safe hands.
“The United States hopes Pakistan has made adequate arrangements to secure its nuclear assets,” he said. He further hoped that politicians of both countries will resolve their differences.