India, US brought together by shared trauma of terror attacks: Sarah Sewall

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall condemned the recent attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot and asserted that both Washington and New Delhi have been brought together by shared trauma of terrorism.

“We have also been brought together by the shared trauma of terrorism, from the attacks against the United States on 9/11 to the attacks in Mumbai on 26/11, to the recent bloodshed in Pathankot earlier this month,” Sewall said at the Vivekananda International Foundation today.

“We strongly condemn these attacks and express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We recognize that terror is too often on India’s doorstep,” she added.

She also said that both India and the US bring justice to terror groups like Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“For India and the United States, the choices we make, the example we set, will influence the world in profound ways. So let us show the world that, as we bring justice to extremist groups like ISIL, we can prevent the next generation of threat from emerging by empowering our communities, embracing our diversity, and staying true to our common values,” she said.

“From expanding intelligence sharing, to cracking down on illicit terrorist financing, better securing our borders, ports and public transportation, and helping to train thousands of Indian security personnel, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with India and all countries in the region against this common threat,” Sewall said. (ANI)

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