The US Defense Department has expressed the hope that tensions between Pakistan and India would be lowered, and encouraged the nuclear-armed nations to continue their communication to this end.
Pentagon press secretary peter cook told a briefing that they were aware that the Indian and Pakistani militaries had been in communication with one another and the united states would encourage these continued discussions between the two countries to reduce tension.
On the situation in Afghanistan and its ties with Pakistan, the pentagon spokesman said that it was important for both the countries, and for all parties in that region, to address the issue of terrorism.”
He said United States will continue to make every effort to work with its partners in the region to address that issue. Peter Cook said there was an ongoing conversation between Pakistan and the United States with the issue of counterterrorism and the two countries have a shared threat of terrorism.
He said the two countries were also in touch with regard to the operations against terrorists and their movement across the border.
To a question on Afghanistan, cook said the United States was working with afghan forces in the counter-terrorism effort against Isil.
He said that the US forces were targeting Isil in Afghanistan and it was an effort to try and address a threat not only to the afghan people and the afghan government but a larger threat to the United States.