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US disappointed over collapse of security talks between India, Pakistan

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Del6323749The United States has been disappointed over the collapse of ‘National-Security-level’ talks between Pakistan and India.

John Kirby who is the spokesman for State Department said that they encourage both neighboring countries to resume the formal dialogues soon.

“We are disappointed the talks will not happen this weekend and encourage India and Pakistan to resume formal dialogue soon.

“We were encouraged by the constructive interaction between the leaders of India and Pakistan earlier this year at Ufa, particularly the announcement of dialogue between the countries’ National Security Advisors,”

After soldiers from both sides exchanged heavy fire on the joint border in Kashmir and they blamed each other for supporting terrorist networks against the other, leaders of both countries decided to hold security-level talks to ease tension.

Sartaj Aziz, the National Security Advisor of Pakistan’s Prime Minister was scheduled to sit with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on August 23 and 24 but they called off the meeting after not reaching to a conclusion on its agenda.

Pakistan insisted to discuss the Kashmir territory while India said the talks on needs to focus on terrorism.

India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the talks would not take place if Sartaj Aziz insists on meeting the separatists from Kashmir under Indian Administration.

“It is not reasonable for India to now assume the right to decide unilaterally that, from now onward, other issues will be discussed after terrorism has been discussed and eliminated.” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said.

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