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US NASA Says India Has Legitimate Right To Act In Self defence Post fidayeen Attack On Security Forces

UNITED States  has not only  issued statement  deploring the  killing  41  CRPF jawans by a fidayeen in the strongest language, but also  its  National Security Adviser John Bolton contacted his Indian counterpart Ajit Kumar  Doval in New Delhi on Friday  conveying  to him  that his country  supports India’s right to self-defence as both nations remain  vowed to work together to ensure terrorism  in all forms must be nipped in the bud lock, stock and barrel. Pakistan must ceases to be a safe haven for JeM claiming responsibility for the Kashmir carnage and other terror groups. Doval and Bolton during telephonic conversation also resolved to hold Pakistan accountable for its obligations under the UN resolutions and remove all obstacles to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, India’s External Affairs Ministry (EAM) said in a statement.  EAM headed by seasoned politician Sushma Swaraj  says  that Bolton supported India’s right to self-defence against cross-border terrorism and offered all assistance to India to bring the perpetrators and backers of the attack promptly to justice. The call was initiated by the US side to express condolence and outrage over the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based terrorist group JeM.At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a JeM suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.”I told Ajit Doval today that we support India’s right to self-defence. I have spoken to him twice, including this morning… and expressed the US’ condolences over the terrorist attack,” Bolton told PTI.He said the US has been very clear to Pakistan on ending support to terrorist safe havens. “We have been very clear on that score… And, we are continuing to be in discussions we are going to have with the Pakistanis,” the US NSA said. Earlier, the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked Pakistan to end its support to terrorist safe havens inside the country.”We stand with India as it confronts terrorism. Pakistan must not provide safe haven for terrorists to threaten international security,” Pompeo said on Twitter. In a stern message to Pakistan, the White House asked Islamabad to “immediately end” its “support” to all terror groups and not to provide “safe haven” to them”. The United States calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos, violence, and terror in the region,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Thursday (pic courtesy :Kathleen Anderson).

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