Pompeo urges India, Pakistan to de-escalate tension

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/2/27 14:52:22

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and keep from taking more actions that would escalate their current tension.

In a statement issued by the State Department, Pompeo, who is now in Hanoi, Vietnam, said that he has earlier spoken with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi about India's latest confrontation with Pakistan.

Pompeo also noted that the United States encourages India and Pakistan "to exercise restraint, and avoid escalation at any cost."

"I also encouraged both ministers to prioritize direct communication and avoid further military activity," said the US top diplomat.

The ties between the two Asian neighbors have grown tense following the Feb. 14 suicide attack on the Indian police in the Indian-controlled Kashmir that had killed over 40 policemen.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group, which was banned in Pakistan in 2002, had claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in the town of Pulwama.

In a latest phone conversation with Qureshi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China supports Pakistan and India to resolve the issue through dialogue as soon as possible and avoid an escalation of the situation.

Wang called on both sides to collaborate on fighting terrorism and jointly safeguarding the security and stability of South Asia.

Posted in: DIPLOMATIC CHANNEL

  • 您访问的页面找不回来了 2019-03-13
  • 百姓故事:《纸飞机》:战火纷飞的年代里,永远不要忽视孩子的力量 2019-03-13
  • 吕梁:临县青塘“粽叶香”非遗艺术节开幕 乡土节目很吸睛 2019-03-08
  • 刘伯承之子刘蒙谈“立马太行的一代儒将” 2019-03-05
  • 江西省加强公租房租赁合同管理 公租房租赁期最长不超过5年 2019-03-04
  • 我们为什么不能做水而要做面团呢?水无形而面有形。 2019-03-03
  • 加快生态文明体制改革,建设美丽中国 2019-02-22
  • 哥大在读硕士马健瑞创业 为留学生做“专属保护”装备 2019-02-19
  • 规模化生产或为AI发展方向 2019-02-19
  • 宝鸡市陈仓区党员干部助力夏收帮扶困难群体 2019-01-03
  • 保护历史文化遗产 传承广州城市文脉 2019-01-03
  • 你遇到了吗用户吐槽升iOS 11.4后耗电过快用户吐槽升iOS11后耗电过快-行情资讯 2018-12-08
  • 开FUN男子右腿骨折去看病 左腿却被医生割了 2018-12-08
  • 利用综合优势,敲打对手软肋,功夫全在谈判外。 2018-11-16
  • 这种文章,一个中学生都可以写得比他好!呵呵! 2018-07-30
  • 24| 981| 52| 372| 617| 192| 594| 481| 292| 510| 266| 954| 280| 644| 565|