The United States on Friday unequivocally stated that it does not support declaring Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’. John Kirby, spokesperson of US while addressing the media in his daily press briefing made it clear when he was asked about the online petition which sought to declare Pak a terrorist state.
“I have not seen anything specifically about the - such a bill, and obviously we don't - I'm not going to comment on whatever pending legislation may be coming in that regard,” Kirby said.
On Kashmir issue
“We want this (Kashmir issue) to be worked out between both sides, we want to see the tensions that exist right now be brought down,” he said.
Earlier Elizabeth Trudeau of the US State Department had also shared similar views and said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue to be resolved with the help of communication between the two countries.
Secretary of State John Kerry earlier also stressed on ending the differences through dialogue and admired India’s restraint towards Pakistan.
US also entrusted full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security. “I think we've said before we're confident that Pakistan has the security controls they need to have in place on their arsenal,” he said.