US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Pakistan on Thursday to take decisive measures against terrorists threatening regional peace.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Pakistan on Thursday to take decisive measures against terrorists threatening regional peace.
In his meetings in Islamabad with Pakistani leaders, he “conveyed the need for Pakistan to take sustained and decisive measures against terrorists and militants threatening regional peace and stability,” his spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.
Pompeo, who is on his way to New Delhi for the 2+2 Strategic Dialogue, stopped over in Islamabad to meet the recently-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa.

He was accompanied by US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
During the meeting with Qureshi, Secretary Pompeo discussed the potential for the United States and Pakistan to work together to advance joint priorities, including regional peace and stability,” she added.
Giving the Pakistani version of the the meetings, Qureshi said both sides agreed to “reset” their bilateral relations, GeoTV reported.
After the meeting, US officials expressed optimism about Wednesday’s meeting, and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is optimistic as well.

However, a German news agency quoted an American diplomat as saying that the talks were tense and Washington asked Pakistan to take action against terrorists on its territory along the Afghan border as soon as possible.
It is worth mentioning that US Defence Minister James Mattis traveled to India as well.


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