WASHINGTON D C/PESHAWAR – John Kerry -US Secretary of State – has called the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to expresses condolences on the attack on a school in Peshawar that killed 141 people including 132 children.
According to State Department Deputy-Spokesperson Marie Harf “Secretary Kerry spoke with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to express the deepest condolences of the U S to the people of Pakistan after the tragic terrorist attack today in Peshawar, reaffirming our solidarity with and support for Pakistan in the struggle against extremism, particularly at this difficult time of mourning for the Pakistani people.”
Secretary of State was in London on official visit and he is likely to visit to Pakistan in January for the strategic Dialogue to strengthen the bilateral ties with the special focus on war against terrorism.
“Broadly speaking, the message we convey to both Afghanistan and Pakistan is that there’s no place – they should not have safe havens for any of these terrorist organisations in their countries,” State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said.
“Obviously, we work with both countries on counter terrorism measures. But our conversations with Pakistan have been at all levels, of course, of the Pakistani Government regarding the attack.”
She added “It’s really been about our offer of assistance and our offer to continue working closely together to address these challenges.”
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