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Russia Hails Pakistani Efforts to Curb Militancy

Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov welcomed Sunday Pakistan’s efforts to curb “terrorist” activity on its soil, calling it an international phenomenon threatening both countries. Ivanov, in Islamabad for a day before going on to India, also told a news conference that Moscow was pleased with progress nuclear rivals Pakistan and India had made in easing tensions. Islamabad and Moscow have been divided for years by Russia’s close ties with India and Russian suspicions that Pakistan is used as a safe haven for Muslim extremists. “Russia welcomes the efforts undertaken by Pakistani authorities to cut the activities, and to neutralize the activities of terrorists and extremist organizations in the country,” said Ivanov. “It is obvious that international terrorism is posing today threats to each and every country including Russia and Pakistan. Full Story

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