Omar Abdullah welcomes Pakistan President’s statement on India

May 12th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Handwara (J-K), May 12 (ANI): Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has welcomed Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s statement that, ‘India is not a threat to his country’.Addressing a rally here on Monday, Abdullah said, “I must thank Pakistan President for his statement which he recently made in America that Pakistan’s enemy is not India, Pakistan has no threat from India, Pakistan has threat from terror, Taliban and militancy,” Abdullah said

Zardari’s statement, made during the course of an interview to a popular US news channel, comes in the wake of Pakistan moving away troops from its eastern border with India to fight the Taliban.

Zardari’s comments, according to analysis, are aimed at reducing US pressure and ensuring early American aid.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had ruled out resuming talks with Pakistan until Islamabad took steps against militants responsible for the assault in Mumbai. (ANI)

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