America broke silence on India-Pakistan talks, know what the ‘helper of Islamabad’ Biden administration said

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Washington: America has broken its silence on India-Pakistan talks after a long time. A few days ago, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif requested for talks with India, however, after pressure from the army, he backtracked from his statement. In such a situation, America has now kept its stand regarding the talks between the two countries. The US has said that it is for the two countries to decide on the pace, scope and nature of any talks between India and Pakistan. The US said Washington has always supported dialogue between the two neighboring countries to ensure peace in South Asia.

We want to see stability in South Asia

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday that although the US wants to see regional stability in South Asia, its relations with Pakistan and India are independent. Price was responding to questions from Pakistani journalists about Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s recent remarks urging peace talks with India.

America said – we are friends of both India and Pakistan

Price said that we have long appealed for regional stability in South Asia. We want to expand it further. When it comes to our partnership, we have partnership with both Pakistan and India, but these relationships are our own. Price said the US does not view its relationship with the two countries as a ‘zero-sum’ (a kind of balance that assumes that the benefits to one person equal the losses to the other).

Shahbaz Sharif gave a statement on the conversation

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif had requested for talks with India. He had said that the two countries should resolve mutual issues through dialogue. However, after pressure from the Pakistan Army, he changed his statement and said that Pakistan will not hold talks without the withdrawal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, India has been saying from the beginning that terrorism and talks cannot go together. In such a situation, it is the responsibility of Pakistan to create an environment for talks.

America is helping Pakistan fiercely

America has become the biggest well wisher of Pakistan at this time. Relations between Pakistan and the US have improved after Imran Khan’s departure and Shehbaz Sharif’s return to power. America has given a bailout of billions of dollars to Pakistan as flood relief. Apart from this, the Biden administration has approved the upgrade of Pakistani F-16 fighter jets despite India’s objection.

(with inputs from the agency)