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US won’t tolerate Pakistan becoming haven for terrorists: Haley

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley

The United States of America will no longer turn a blind eye to Pakistan becoming a safe haven for terrorist, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.

“We cannot turn a blind eye to those harbouring terrorists… Communicating to Pakistan that this cannot be tolerated,” Haley, who is on a two-day visit to India, said.

The 46-year-old said India and US must do more to fight terrorism.

On Wednesday, Haley met with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and the duo discussed deepening India- US cooperation.

An official Indian statement said: “Haley noted the deepening relations between India and the US particularly in strategic and defence sectors. Both the dignitaries discussed ways to enhance India- US cooperation, including on counter-terrorism, and in multilateral fora.”

Haley noted that her visit to India, her first since becoming the US Ambassador to the UN, is to strengthen ties between the US and India.

“In this day and time we see more and more reasons for India and the US to come together. I am here to once again solidify our love for India, our belief in the friendship India and the US have and our willingness to make that relationship even more strong,” said Haley, who is an American of Indian origin.

Haley is the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab and she is the first Indian-American to hold a cabinet level position.

Haley kicked off her India tour by visiting the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun in Delhi and termed her visit as coming back home. “It makes my heart happy to be back in India, it is as beautiful as I remember it to be. Its always good to be back home. My parents said I was crazy to come at this time of the year because it is so hot. But, I will tell you that the heat is worth it to be back in India,” she said.