WASHINGTON: US State Department Deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said on Thursday that the US is checking the dossier provided by Pakistan on the Indian human rights abuses in Kashmir.

To a question regarding the Pakistani dossier, deputy spokesperson of US Department of State Mark Toner said the US ‘certainly’ will look into any credible allegations of human rights abuses wherever they occur.

He said, “We get information and seek out information from a variety of sources, and we judge that information, the credibility of those – that information in compiling the report. We certainly will look into any credible allegations of human rights abuses wherever they occur”.

Toner also mentioned that the United States’ position on Kashmir had not changed.

“There’s a lot of contentious issues between India and Pakistan, but the two countries we would encourage to take a more conciliatory approach to each other and to work through some of these issues for the greater good of the region”, he added.

He said that the US wants to see greater cooperation and greater dialogue between Pakistan and India.

“It’s frankly to the benefit of both countries. That includes, certainly, security issues. We want to see tensions go down, and we want to see, a greater cooperation between the two countries”.

With regard to Afghanistan, he said that it’s in the interests of both India and Pakistan to see a stable, secure Afghanistan emerge from the years of fighting.