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Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department Mark C. Toner said, "They're aware of some of our concerns, which include a safe haven for some terrorist groups that are active in the region. But again, as Kirby and I both made clear many times from this podium, Pakistan's also paid the price of terrorism."
"It's in their interests, obviously, to crack down on any terrorist group that may be finding safe haven within its borders," he said.
Toner said that the U.S. welcomes the transition of a new Pakistan chief of army staff and congratulates General Bajwa on the appointment.
"He was just appointed at the end of November, so let's give this gentleman a chance to get up to speed," Toner said.
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