Washington, Dec 16: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked India and Pakistan to resume their dialogue and discuss everything, including Kashmir.
Speaking in an interview with Pakistan's Samaa TV, Clinton said, "But while the US would encourage India and Pakistan, problems between the countries can be solved by the two countries themselves having that kind of ongoing dialogue."
"Well, we think, very strongly, that it is in both Pakistan's and India's interest to get back to a dialogue and to try to address every one of these issues in an open way," she said.
When asked about Pakistan's concerns about India's alleged support to militants in Balochistan, she said, "It was in the interest of both countries to address all issues in an open way."
Asked if the US will encourage Pakistan and India to solve old problems, like Kashmir, Clinton said, "Yes, absolutely."
She further said, "But we know that no one on the outside can solve these problems. It can only be solved by the two countries themselves having that kind of ongoing dialogue."
"So we've encouraged both Pakistan and India to resume that dialogue and to talk about everything, including Kashmir, because now the security of both countries is threatened by these forces of extremism."