WASHINGTON: Days after Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin was declared as a global terrorist, the US State Department has said that it does not reflect a change in the US policy on Kashmir.
“Our policy on Kashmir has not changed,” a leading Pakistani daily Dawn quoted a State Department spokesperson.
On June 26, the State Department declared Salahuddin, whose real name is Mohammad Yusuf Shah, a “specially designated global terrorist”.
In an earlier statement to Dawn, a State Department spokesperson had said that Washington saw Kashmir as a dispute that needed to be resolved peacefully.
“The pace, scope, and character of any discussions on Kashmir is for the two sides to determine, but we support any and all positive steps India and Pakistan can take to forge closer relations,” the spokesperson added.