United States of America President Barack Obama has taken an indirect dig at Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism and being engaged in a proxy war with India. Speaking at the 71st UN General Assembly session, Obama said that nations egaged in “proxy wars” should end them. If not, he warned the “embers of extremism will continue to burn” causing sufferings to countless human beings and export of extremism overseas, PTI reported.
This was Obama’s eighth and final address to the UN General Assembly as the President of United States of America.
The cowardly attack by four Pakistani terrorists on the Indian security forces at Uri inKashmir on Sunday has caught the attention of the world. Several countries have expressed their solidarity with India for the fight against the proxy war unleashed by Pakistan on India through terrorism.
India accuses Pakistan of waging a proxy war by supporting, arming and training militant groups like Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba who launch cross-border attacks. In his speech, Obama didn’t mention Pakistan directly but said, “Across-the-regions conflicts, we have to insist that all parties recognise a common humanity and the nations end proxy wars that fuel disorders.”
After the Uri attack, India is trying to expose Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism and isolate it in the international community. India’s latest hardened stance against Pakistan may prove fruitful. As many as 18 soldiers were killed by heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists in Uri on Sunday.
Obama’s remarks came a day after his Secretary of State John Kerry asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to prevent terrorists from using his country’s territory as safe havens.