America said that terror attacks like that on Uri Army camp increases tension and has demanded that Pakistan should take strict action against these terrorist communities. Foreign Ministry’s spokesman John Kirby said that no doubt attacks like this(Uri) increase tension. Attacks like these only spread terror among people.
But this was not the answer to the question that was asked. The question to Mr. John Kirby was on India’s counter attack after the Uri terror attack on 18th September. America’s foreign minister John Kerry and India’s minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj had spoken to each other on 27th September. The United States has asked India not to escalate the situation with Pakistan even as New Delhi explores a range of diplomatic options to isolate Islamabad. India has blamed terrorist organisation jaish-e-Mohammad for the Uri terror attacks.
After Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Kerry last week, US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said: “We’ve seen some progress; we want to see more, and I think moving forward we’ll just continue to work closely and try to encourage greater counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan but also within the region.”
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the US had continued to “encourage India and Pakistan to find ways to resolve their differences, not through violence, but through diplomacy”.