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US Security Adviser Susan Rice calls Doval, says expect Pak to 'delegitimize' terror groups

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice called her Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and condemned the Uri terrorist attack saying the White House expects Pakistan to take "effective action to combat and delegitimise" UN-designated terrorist groups.

India TV News Desk, Washington [ Updated: September 29, 2016 9:03 IST ]
Susan rice called Doval condemning Uri attack
Susan rice called Doval condemning Uri attack

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice called her Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and condemned the Uri terrorist attack saying the White House expects Pakistan to take "effective action to combat and delegitimise" UN-designated terrorist groups.

"Highlighting the danger that cross-border terrorism poses to the region, Ambassador Rice reiterated our [US] expectation that Pakistan take effective action to combat and delegitimize United Nations-designated terrorist individuals and entities, including Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, and their affiliates,"  Spokesperson of National Security Council Ned Price said.

In the telephonic conversation with Doval, the first after Uri-terrorist attack, Susan strongly condemned the September 18 cross-border attack on the Indian Army Brigade headquarters and offered condolences to the victims and their families.

"He affirmed President Obama's commitment to redouble our efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism throughout the world," Price said.

"Ambassador Rice discussed our shared commitment with India to pursue regional peace and stability and pledged to deepen collaboration on counter-terrorism matters including on UN terrorist designations," Price added.

 

The support from US follows the collapse of the Saarc Summit after India pulled out of it, leading to the conference being called off entirely. Earlier in the month, India tore into Pakistan at the recently concluded 71st United Nations General Assembly, seeking to diplomatically pressure the country.

PTI inputs

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