PESHAWAR - Baitullah Mehsud , Chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced on Saturday to sever all kinds of talks with government in protest over operation in Bara. "There was no need for any action in the area, but after operation holding any talks with the government is meaningless," he remarked while talking to media on telephone from an unknown location. Justifying Taliban or militants' activities in all over NWFP and adjacent tribal areas, Mehsud said, "Taliban's activities are to restore peace in the area and protect lives and properties of the people as the government, particularly the political administration, has failed to do so." Answering a question regarding operation, Mehsud alleged that operation is being launched in Bara at the behest of the United States. He said that the United States is working against Muslim Ummah. Agencies add: The announcement by Mehsud , accused by authorities of orchestrating the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, came as a severe blow to the new government's policy of negotiating with the rebels. "We are suspending peace talks with the government because the government is constantly using force against us," Mehsud told AFP by satellite telephone from his stronghold in the South Waziristan. "The government is not showing any seriousness and is using force against us. But if the government takes any military action we are also ready for martyrdom," Mehsud said. The top Taliban leader voiced apprehension that the action in Khyber was just the first of several operations planned against Taliban groups in various parts of the northwest and he threatened retaliation across Pakistan unless the offensives stopped. "I am warning that the fire will not only burn in tribal areas and Frontier Province, it will engulf Punjab and Sindh also," Mehsud said. Mehsud dismissed as government propaganda claims that militants wanted to capture Peshawar. "Peshawar isn't Srinagar that we want to capture it. Taliban cannot think of damaging their beloved Peshawar, which is the capital and identity of our (North West Frontier) province," Mehsud said in a statement. He accused the government of sponsoring propaganda about an impending attack on the city to justify new military operations against his fighters. However, he said the Taliban had the capacity to take Peshawar if they wanted to do so, but they had no such plans. The statement issued by Mehsud 's spokesman Maulvi Omar said the government had taken action against the Taliban in Nowshera, Tank and Darra Adamkhel and that the house of a Taliban commander, Hayatullah, was demolished in Tank and some arrests were also made in Nowshera and other places in NWFP. ".... We would not tolerate any more action against the Taliban anywhere in the NWFP and the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area). If the government continues to take such anti-Taliban measures and launches new military operations against us we would be justified in retaliating with attacks in the cities of Pakistan," Mehsud said. Mehsud had announced a unilateral ceasefire in April. His followers executed 22 pro-government elders and dumped their bodies by a roadside on Wednesday after abducting them during clashes for control of the town.