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US says it has not pressurised India on dialogue with Pakistan

The US has not pressurized India to return to the dialogue table with Pakistan, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and added that she was 'very impressed' with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's discussion with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Egypt.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 17:19 IST

The US has not pressurized India to return to the dialogue table with Pakistan, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and added that she was 'very impressed' with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's discussion with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Egypt.

"No, not at all," said Clinton in an interview to CNN IBN while replying to a question on whether it was the US
which was pressurising India to return to the dialogue table.

"I am impressed with Prime Minister Singh meeting both President Asif Ali Zardari and now with Prime Minister Gilani.

"This dialogue between India and Pakistan is certainly one that could only be pursued with the agreement and commitment of the two countries and the leaders, but of course United States is very supportive with steps that India might take towards any agreement that India and Pakistan might reach," she said.

Clinton, who is arriving in Mumbai on Friday night, said "in fact, I think in the last few days there has been real
commitment that was discussed between Gilani and Singh about the commitment of the Pakistan government to pursuing the Mumbai terrorists and their associated organisations who provide the training and the employment of terrorists....."

She also reiterated the Obama administration's commitment to the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement but said she
would like to discuss with Indian leaders the ways to prevent the "proliferation of nuclear material and weapons to state and non-state actors that pose a threat to India, to the US and to the many countries around the world."