Pakistan assures US of action against militant groups


WASHINGTON, DC -- Pakistan promises to crack down on militant groups, US President Donald Trump's national security advisor, John Bolton, said Monday (March 11).

Bolton tweeted that he had spoken with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and that "the FM assured me that Pakistan would deal firmly with all terrorists and will continue steps to deescalate tensions with India."

In February, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian paramilitary troops, triggering cross-border air raids and a surge in political tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Bolton said that during his talks with Qureshi he sought "to encourage meaningful steps against JeM and other terrorist groups operating from Pakistan".

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