US to press Pak to act against all terror outfits

US to press Pak to act against all terror outfits

US to press Pak to act against all terror outfits

The United States on Wednesday said that it would continue to press Islamabad to crack down on all terrorists in the border regions of Pakistan.

Noting that “shared trauma of terrorism” brought India and US together, US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah B Sewall said that Washington was strengthening its counterterrorism cooperation with New Delhi across the board – from expanding intelligence sharing to cracking down on illicit terrorist financing, better securing borders, ports and public transportation. She noted that US was also helping to train thousands of Indian security personnel.

“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with India and all countries in the region against this common threat. And we will continue to press Pakistan to take the fight to all terrorist networks in the border region and do everything in their power to help India achieve justice for the Mumbai attacks – which claimed both Indian and American lives,” Sewall said.