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Pakistan assures US it will deal 'firmly' with terrorists

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Pakistan's has given the US an assurance that his country would deal firmly with all terrorists, according to US

"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 would deal firmly with all terrorists and will continue steps to de-escalate tensions with India".

The tweet came while India's began his visit for talks with US officials.

The call to Bolton was apparently initiated by Pakistan's 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 Mike Pompeo's efforts for de-escalating tensions between the neighbours despite their preoccupation with talks with in last month. Bolton "appreciated measures which had helped lowering the tension and urged continued restraint on both sides," according to the

During the Gokhale-Pompeo talks in on Monday, the US "affirmed that the stands with the people and government of in the fight against terrorism", according to his

He said that they discussed "the importance of bringing those responsible for the attack to justice and the urgency of taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil".

Gokhale is scheduled to participate in the Strategic Dialogue, at the State Department on Tuesday morning with Under for Political Affairs

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 20:24 IST