WASHINGTON: United States of America on Saturday once again refused to comment claims by India that it had conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan on Wednesday, Aaj News reported.
Deputy Spokesperson of the United States Department of State, Mike Toner, said on Saturday that it was not for the USA to confirm whether Indian claims of conducting surgical strikes in Pakistan were true or not.
“We believe that talks between the two countries would lessen tensions,” he said. “USA wants India and Pakistan to have peaceful relations with each other,” he added.
Pakistan had strongly rejected Indian claims and stated that it was unprovoked Indian shelling across the border which had martyr ed two soldiers of Pakistan Army.
Mark Toner further said USA was closely monitoring the situation at the Line of Control closely and desired peaceful relations between Pakistan and India. “USA wants India and Pakistan to have peaceful relations with each other,” he added.
“We have always stressed on conducting action against Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad,” he said.
Toner refused to comment on Indian claims of conducting surgical strikes inside Pakistan and said it was not for the USA to confirm India’s claims.