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UN chief once more urges India and Pakistan to defuse tensions | World

UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres speaks in Kiev, Ukraine, July 9, 2017. Photograph: Reuters 

NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres on Tuesday reiterated his name to Pakistan and India to “de-escalate the tensions” between them because the scenario within the area continues to pose menace to peace and safety.

“We’re totally conscious of the scenario,” Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric mentioned in reply to a query on the common midday briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

The spokesman additional mentioned the UN chief was in contact with each side at varied ranges to “categorical his concern and the necessity to do as a lot as anybody can to de-escalate the tensions.”

Nonetheless, he added the secretary-general had not but spoken to the prime ministers of the 2 international locations — Imran Khan and Narendra Modi — “so far as I’m conscious.”

In the meantime, Pakistan Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, continued her contacts with key UN officers and diplomats right here, stressing the necessity for reducing the tensions between India and Pakistan and the decision of excellent issues by means of dialogue.

Tensions between Pakistan and India have heightened after New Delhi with none proof blamed Pakistan for harbouring terrorists behind the February 14, Pulwama assault. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in response known as for dialogue and urged India to offer actionable intelligence.

On February 26, Indian navy plane violated the Line of Management (LoC) as they “intruded” from the Muzaffarabad sector however had been compelled to return owing to the well timed response of the Pakistan Air Drive.

Pakistan on February 27, confirmed it had shot down two Indian plane which had crossed over the LoC and brought one Indian pilot in custody, who was later launched as a “peace gesture” in direction of New Delhi.


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