US hopes Pakistan-India peace efforts remain on track despite LoC events

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki says the US is concerned about violence along the Line of Control.


APP August 06, 2013
Psaki said that Washington's policy on the longstanding Kashmir dispute has not changed.

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday expressed hope that Pakistan and India would continue recent peace efforts towards normalisation of relations while the State Department described as unconfirmed the Indian reports about alleged firing from the Pakistani side and deaths of five of its soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir.

"We are aware of these unconfirmed reports and are concerned about any violence along the Line of Control," spokesperson Jen Psaki said at the daily briefing when asked about Indian claims of deaths of five of its soldiers.

Psaki said that Washington's policy on the longstanding Kashmir dispute has not changed. "We still believe that the pace, scope and the character of India and Pakistan's dialogue on Kashmir is for those two countries to determine."

"We hope that India and Pakistan will continue the steps they have recently to improve their bilateral relations."

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really? | 7 years ago | Reply @sultan ahmed.: "Pakistan committed no violation of line of contro.it has always respect the agreementsingned between the two countries. " The violations of line of control by Pakistan during Jan 2013 todate is 80% higher than the period last year. And what do you think about the beheading earlier in January, you think that was not a violation of LOC? "Their is no chances of such incidents becuase premier of both the countries invited eachother to visist their countries" Do you remember the circumstances under which Kargill was perpetrated on India? Do you remember who was the PM of Pakistan at that time?
excalibur | 7 years ago | Reply

@np & born in 1993

not very far just check with RAW or Mani or Verma or Col Prohit or late Hemant Karkare

Parliament Attack , Samjhota Express . Mecca Masjid, Male gaon. Ishrat Jehan and Bombay 2008 Drama all scripted and choreographed by Indians Shameless

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