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PAK CORNERED: US Issues Stern Warning To Terror-friendly Pakistan, Urges International Community To "deprive JeM Of All Resources"

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

The United States gave a stern warning to Pakistan to take "meaningful action” against terrorist groups operating on its soil and urged the international community to "cut off the flow of money" and block resources to Jaish-e-Mohammad. Offering our condolences to the government and people of India, the United States said:

"Condolences to the government and people of India for the attack in the middle of this month. The United States has designated JeM and its leadership under our domestic authorities to cut off the flow of money and deprive them of the resources they need to commit attack like the one we witnessed just a couple of weeks ago.

Furthermore, the US stated that multilateral efforts are required to curb down the terror activities and asserted that the world's patience on terrorist safe havens is running thin. 

"It is also important to amplify those lateral efforts that we are taking under our own laws with multilateral efforts. We call other countries to follow our lead and we call the international community as a whole to follow our lead in designating this organisation and its leadership". 

Read: Russian President Vladimir Putin Calls PM Modi, Expresses Solidarity Of Russians To Indians In Fight Against Terrorism

Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed his deep condolences on the Pulwama terrorist attack. He also conveyed solidarity of the people of the Russian Federation with the people of India in the fight against terrorism.

Prime Minister Modi thanked President Putin for Russia's steadfast support for India's efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks and renewed India's commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in countering terrorism as a pillar of privileged and special strategic partnership.

Both leaders agreed that the concerned should stop all support to terrorism.

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pak-sponsored Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated, escalating tension on the international border. On February 14, 2019, Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district in which 40 soldiers were martyred. India strongly retaliated to the cowardly attack by conducting an air strike in which terror camps of JeM in Pakistan were turned into dust and more than 245 on-foot soldiers and terrorists were killed in a matter of 17 minutes. 

All political parties of India, national as well as regional, came together in the fight against terror-friendly neighbour and even the citizens shouted slogans hailing the sacrifice of the forces. Moreover, India revoked the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status that was unilaterally accorded to Pakistan over 20 years ago. The government of India also resolved to isolate Pakistan on the global stage.