US urges India, Pakistan to cooperate in dealing with extremism

January 7th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Stressing the need for calming India-Pakistan tensions over the Mumbai attacks, the United States on Tuesday urged the two countries to cooperate in dealing with the common threat from violent extremism.

I would look at one part of this exchange as encouraging, that there is an exchange of information here between India and Pakistan. Now, of course, tensions need to be managed, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

Thus far, we have seen that the two sides have an interest in doing that, he added in response to a question about Islamabads rhetoric and insinuations on Tuesday of some Pakistani complicity in the Mumbai attacks.

McCormack emphasised at the daily briefing that violent extremists were a common enemy for both countries, the Daily Times reported. (ANI)

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