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Pakistan envoy says US ’emboldened’ India


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Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington voiced regret Wednesday that the United States has not condemned India’s air incursion, saying the stance “emboldened” New Delhi.

With the increasing tension at Line of Control, Pakistani Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan said the United States should have pinned blame on India.

“It is construed and understood as an endorsement of the Indian position and that is what emboldened them even more,” Khan told reporters when asked about the US statement.

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But Khan said that Pakistan — which has an increasingly close relationship with China and rising friction with Washington — was eager for greater US diplomacy between Islamabad and New Delhi.

“There is perhaps no other country better placed than the United States to be able to play some role,” he said, pointing to the US relationship with both countries.

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