No tolerance to another terrorist activity in India: The US alerts Pakistan
Washington : The United States of America has issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying they must take some sustainable, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism; also alarming them that another terrorist attack on India would be "extremely problematic".
"We need to see Pakistan taking concrete and sustained action to reign in the terrorist groups, mainly the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in order to ensure that we don't have re-escalation (of tension) in the region," a senior administration official told reporters at the White House on Wednesday.
"And, if there's any additional terrorist attack without Pakistan having made a sustained, sincere effort against these groups, it would be extremely problematic for Pakistan and it would cause re-escalation of tensions, which is dangerous for both countries," the official said on the condition of anonymity.
Talking about the Balakot terrorist attack and air strikes, the official said that Pakistan has taken some initial action against the terrorists, but it would be too early to say anything on that.
They have frozen the assets of some terrorist groups and made some arrests. They have taken administrative control of some of the JeM facilities, the official added.
"But we clearly need to see more. We need to see irreversible action because in the past, what we've seen is they made some arrests and then a few months later, they released these individuals. The terrorist leaders are sometimes still allowed to travel around the country, hold rallies," the official said.