Will press Pak to take steps to deal with terror groups: US

New York, Sep 20: The US has said it will continue to press Pakistan to take "additional steps" to deal with terror groups seeking refuge within its borders, hours after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought American help to resolve bilateral issues between India and Pakistan.

Sharif met US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday and raised the issue of alleged human rights violations and killings in Kashmir.

Sharif's meeting with Kerry was among his first bilaterals in the city on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly and Kashmir featured prominently in the talks.

US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said at a press briefing just hours after the bilateral meeting between Kerry and Sharif that the US want to see more progress from Pakistan in dealing with the terror groups effectively.

Toner told reporters at the briefing at the New York Foreign Press Centre that US-Pakistan is "obviously a very important relationship.

"There's a lot on the bilateral agenda but also on the regional agenda," he said when asked about the Sharif- Kerry meeting.