1. No US relief to PM Narendra Modi on ‘mothership of terror’ remark after China snub

No US relief to PM Narendra Modi on ‘mothership of terror’ remark after China snub

The US, which has been vociferous against Pakitan's dubious antics of sheltering terror elements, has surprisingly chose to go soft on the issue.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2016 2:39 PM
The US, which has been vociferous against Pakitan's dubious antics of sheltering terror elements, has surprisingly chose to go soft on the issue. (Reuters) The US, which has been vociferous against Pakitan’s dubious antics of sheltering terror elements, has surprisingly chose to go soft on the issue. (Reuters)

After BRICS Summit declaration fell short of mentioning Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the US on Tuesday refrained from making any comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks terming Pakistan as the “mothership” of terrorism. It, however, said, both India and Pakistan should look for ways to resolve their deeply-held differences peacefully. According to media reports, China’s presence in the BRICS grouping is the reason that the two terrorist groups did not find a mention in the final declaration. The US, which has been vociferous against Pakitan’s dubious antics of sheltering terror elements, has surprisingly chose to go soft on the issue.

“I have to admit, I have not been briefed on those comments. What I can say in general is that we have encouraged India and Pakistan to look for ways to resolve peacefully their deeply-held differences on a range of issues,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters yesterday in response to a question on PM Modi’s remarks at the BRICS Summit, according to a PTI report. “We have discussed in here on a number of occasions the significant threat that exists in Pakistan from extremists. We’ve actually seen that the Pakistani people have been victims of those extremist activities on far too many occasions,” Earnest said.

Earnest also underlined that United States and Pakistan have an “important relationship” when “it comes to our shared security concerns in the region, particularly when those concerns emanate from extremist groups.”

“The United States and India also have a very important relationship as well and the friendship and effective working relationship between the United States and India and between Prime Minister Modi and President (Barack) Obama have allowed the citizens of both of our countries to enjoy significant benefits not just when it comes to our shared security concerns, but also when it comes to our intertwined economies as well,” Earnest said.

US has been able to “confront successfully” in the war against terrorism, but the Obama Administration believes there is more that Islamabad needs to do, he said.

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    KT Ravindrathan
    Oct 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    Only the country which is suffering due to terrorism can only realise,rest can only advise us.. How long India can wait to end this inhuman activities,which is stumbling block to our developments and peaceful livingJM
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    gopal
    Oct 18, 2016 at 11:06 am
    Modi never went to anyone asking for support on his statements..media should write sensible headlines..he just exposed Pak as a sponsor of terrorism..time media understood this.. Pak should pray Hillary Clinton does not become the next president of the USA..if that happens situations would be disastrous for stan
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    ls
    Oct 18, 2016 at 8:04 pm
    And WHY are we looking for US approval, again? We said what we had to say. So China snubbed us. It always has! We do not need US approval. US is supporting us because it has a stake. It is not doing us a favour. Financial Express, headlines like these make us look like beggars, put us on the back foot. Headlines like these create an air of disappointment in the minds of common people and a sense of inferiority which affects the mood of the Nation.Choose your words carefully, because your words affect the psyche of the Indian people.
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