(28 Jun 2018) Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday that her country is urging Pakistan not to be a safe haven for terrorists.
She said Pakistan has been cooperating with the United States, but Washington cannot accept any government that protects terrorists.
"We are communicating this message to Pakistan more strongly than in the past and we hope to see changes," Haley told members of the Observer Research Foundation, an Indian think tank in New Delhi.
Pakistan's cooperation is seen as key to the success of President Donald Trump's Afghanistan policy.
During her speech, Haley also referred to China and said it was an important country and the United States, like India, sought a productive relationship with Beijing.
"But, unlike India, China does not share our commitment to democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental freedoms. This makes China's expansion of loans and investments in countries in the region a matter of concern for many of us," she said.
She also urged the international community to pay attention to Iran and said the United States will continue to put pressure on the gulf nation that they believe "is the next North Korea."
Earlier in the day, Haley undertook an interfaith journey in New Delhi, visiting a Hindu temple, a Sikh shrine, a mosque and a church in old parts of the capital.
Haley, who was born in South Carolina to Sikh immigrants from the northern Indian state of Punjab, rolled breads at the Sikh shrine, a religious way of paying obeisance to Sikh gurus.
She is on her first visit to India since becoming the US ambassador to the United Nations in 2017.
She met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday.
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