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US threatens Pakistan of 'unilateral measures' if Islamabad fails to take action against terror groups

The warning, given at a news briefing yesterday, followed the meeting between US Vice President Mike Pence and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Reported by: PTI, Washington [ Published on: March 18, 2018 15:41 IST ]
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The US has told Pakistan that it "must do more" against Taliban and other terror groups operating in the country, warning that the Trump administration is ready to take unilateral measures if Islamabad failed to stop cross-border attacks from its soil.

The warning, given at a news briefing yesterday, followed the meeting between US Vice President Mike Pence and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistani daily Dawn reported.

Abbasi, who was on a personal trip to see his ailing sister in the US, met Pence at the US Naval Observatory, the vice president's official residence. The meeting was held yesterday at the request of Abbasi.

The White House in a statement about the meeting said, "Vice President Pence reiterated President Trump's request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country."

The US has told Pakistan that it "must do more" against Taliban and other terror groups operating in the country, warning that the Trump administration is ready to take unilateral measures if Islamabad failed to stop cross-border attacks from its soil.

The warning, given at a news briefing yesterday, followed the meeting between US Vice President Mike Pence and Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistani daily Dawn reported.

Abbasi, who was on a personal trip to see his ailing sister in the US, met Pence at the US Naval Observatory, the vice president's official residence. The meeting was held yesterday at the request of Abbasi.

The White House in a statement about the meeting said, "Vice President Pence reiterated President Trump's request that the Government of Pakistan must do more to address the continued presence of the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and other terrorist groups operating in their country."

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