US frustrated with Pakistan not doing enough against terror, says envoy

New Delhi: Richard Verma, US ambassador to India said on Thursday that United States is frustrated with Pakistan not doing enough against perpetrators of terror attacks.

While speaking with a news channel, Verma said "Obviously there is frustration of not taking sufficient action on the Pakistani side. Congress has imposed a number of restrictions as they've been frustrated by the inability to go after groups like Haqqani and the LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) which have threatened and brought great harm to Americans in Afghanistan."

Describing terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, which is home to the Taliban and the Haqqani network, as a major challenge, a top US general nominated to be the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan said it is difficult to destroy enemy having sanctuaries like this.

On reports about the US negotiating a civil nuclear deal with Pakistan similar to the one it had with India, Verma categorically said no such proposal was on the table.

On the other hand, defining India as an Influential partner, Verma said that US remains strongly engaged with India to tackle the menace which is affecting regional peace.

News24 Bureau