In contact with Pakistani leadership to fight terrorism: US

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WASHINGTON – US State department spokesperson John Kirby while briefing the newsmen in Washington on Wednesday said that the United States is in contact with Pakistani leadership to fight terrorism.

Answering a question regarding action against Haqqani Network, John Kirby said that Pakistan has said itself that they’re not going to discriminate among terrorist groups, and it is our expectation that they will – that they’ll continue to meet that pledge.

He further said that people of Pakistan have suffered at the hands of terrorists for far too long. They’ve lost friends, they’ve lost family, they’ve lost soldiers and troops to the same shared threat.

John Kirby said that the US will continue to discuss and to talk and to try to work together with Pakistani leadership to get at what is a very real, very shared challenge – not just to the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, but to the entire region.

2016-05-19

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