May 2019 \ Diaspora News \
No proof of India using Afghan soil against Pakistan: US

The US in May said it does not have the “evidence” that suggests ...

  • Ms Alice Wells

The US in May said it does not have the “evidence” that suggests that India is using Afghan soil to perpetrate terrorism in Pakistan. “I don’t have the evidence what you’re referring to, but our policy is clear that no country should support non-state actors,” said Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, in response to a question while interacting with a group of journalists at the US Embassy in Islamabad.

Wells was asked about Pakistan’s longstanding allegations against India of sponsoring terrorism from Afghanistan. Her statement appears to suggest that the US is far from convinced with Pakistan’s narrative on India. She was in Islamabad as part of a delegation headed by US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, the Express Tribune reported. The US diplomat, nevertheless, said that Washington would never condone or support any use of “terrorist proxies against another country”.

“We have been working very actively with Pakistan to combat whether it’s Al Qaeda or Tehreek-e-Taliban. Any terrorist attacking Pakistan is enemy of ours and we share very strong counter-terrorism objectives in defeating extremist forces,” Wells said.

Tags: Pakistan