"Spoke with Pakistani FM Qureshi to encourage meaningful steps against JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammed) and other terrorist groups operating from Pakistan", Bolton tweeted on Monday. "The FM assured me that Pakistan would deal firmly with all terrorists and will continue steps to de-escalate tensions with India".
The call to Bolton was apparently initiated by Islamabad. Pakistan's Foreign Office was quoted in media there as saying that it was to give "Pakistan's perspective on the recent regional developments".
Dawn reported that according the Pakistani Foreign Office, Bolton recalled his and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's efforts for de-escalating tensions between the neighbours despite their preoccupation with talks with North Korea in Hanoi last month. Bolton "appreciated Pakistan measures which had helped lowering the tension and urged continued restraint on both sides," according to the Foreign Office.
During the Gokhale-Pompeo talks in Washington on Monday, the US official "affirmed that the United States stands with the people and government of India in the fight against terrorism", according to his Spokesperson Robert Palladino.
He said that they discussed "the importance of bringing those responsible for the attack to justice and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil".
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