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US will continue to work with Pakistan, says John Kirby

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WASHINGTON: Spokesperson of the United States Department of State, John Kirby has said that the White House would continue to work with Pakistan on issues that matter the most for a peaceful world.

He reiterated that the US wanted Pakistan to take concrete actions against all groups of terrorists within its territory.

“We continue to work with Pakistan and continue to urge Pakistan to take steps to shut down access to areas inside their borders to terrorists, to terrorist individuals and to terrorist groups,” said the US State Department spokesperson during a daily press briefing in Washington on Wednesday

Referring to a question on the pace of investigation of the infamous Mumbai attacks, the US official said that Washington wanted the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack brought to justice.

The United States has repeatedly asked Pakistan to do more in a bid to dismantle terror networks on its soil as they pose a great threat not to the people of Pakistan but also to the people in the entire region.

India has long accused Pakistan of being a sponsor in the Mumbai attacks in 2008 that left over 166 people dead.

New Delhi was also set to take up the issue at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) this November in Islamabad after India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan pulled out of the summit amid rising tension in the region over Kashmir.

Pakistan has always denied the serious allegations levelled by India that questions its commitment to fight a growing menace of terrorism.

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