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US refrains from commenting on Modi's 'mothership' remark

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

and should look for ways to resolve their deeply-held differences peacefully, the US has said even as it refrained from making any comment on Prime Minister Modi's remarks calling as the "mothership" of

"I have to admit, I have not been briefed on those comments. What I can say in general is that we have encouraged and to look for ways to resolve peacefully their deeply-held differences on a range of issues," Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters yesterday in response to a question on Modi's remarks at the BRICS Summit.


"We have discussed in here on a number of occasions the significant threat that exists in from extremists. We've actually seen that the Pakistani people have been victims of those extremist activities on far too many occasions," Earnest said.

"The United States and have an important relationship when it comes to our shared security concerns in the region, particularly when those concerns emanate from extremist groups," he added.

"The United States and also have a very important relationship as well and the friendship and effective working relationship between the United States and and between Prime Minister Modi and President (Barack) Obama have allowed the citizens of both of our countries to enjoy significant benefits not just when it comes to our shared security concerns, but also when it comes to our intertwined economies as well," Earnest said.

US has been able to "confront successfully" in the war against terrorism, but the Obama Administration believes there is more that Islamabad needs to do, he said.

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