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Reduce tensions through talks: US asks India and Pakistan

She was responding to a question on the statement made by the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert
State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

The US has asked and to continue to engage in direct talks aimed at reducing tensions between the two countries.

"I think one of the things that we would do is ask or encourage and to sit down together and engage in direct dialogue that is aimed at reducing tensions between both of those countries," State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters yesterday.


She was responding to a question on the statement made by the Secretary of a day earlier in which he sought some steps of rapprochement on issues with

"What was he referring to in terms of the steps could take?" Nauert was asked at her daily news conference.

"Well, I think going up to 30,000 feet, we view the whole strategy and handling as being a regional strategy, and that, of course, incorporates as well as Pakistan, so incorporating all the nations in that region who we believe can help assist and help make a stable place where you'll never have a terror group that will take root in that country again and can launch attacks on other countries," Nauert replied when asked if Tillerson was linking, a solution on Kashmir with Pakistan-

"In terms of Kashmir, our policy on that has not changed. We continue to encourage the sides to sit down and talk together about that," the spokesperson said.

First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 08:38 IST
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