Peace can’t be advanced thru leaked documents: US
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Friday declined commenting on the authenticity of leaked documents establishing linking Pakistan with terrorist groups, saying the cause of peace could not be advanced through such moves.
“We are not in a position to comment on the documents or speculate about their authenticity,” a State Department spokesperson told Pajhwok Afghan News after former Afghanistan’s ex-spymaster claims the documents showed Pakistan’s linkswith terrorist groups.
The spokesperson said: “We don’t believe the cause of peace is advanced through media allegations and documents leaked by former government officials.”
The official added the US had consistently conveyed its deep concern to the government of Pakistan about terrorist sanctuaries that afforded extremists the ability to undermine Afghanistan’s stability and target coalition forces.
“We have urged the government of Pakistan to redouble its commitment to counterterrorism cooperation with Afghanistan against all groups that pose a long-term security threat to the region,” the official said.
He welcomed Gen. Raheel Sharif’s statement of July 6, in which he directed Pakistani military commanders, intelligence and law-enforcement agencies to take concrete measures to deny any militant group safe haven or the use of Pakistani soil to launch attacks in Afghanistan.
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