WASHINGTON: United States (US) on Friday pressed pakistan and india to find a solution to all outstanding issues through diplomacy , and not violence, according to a spokesman for the White House.

Josh Earnest, spokesman for the White House, said that there have been important advancements toward resolution of issues between the two countries over the past few years and it is hoped that they would continue it to bring stability to the region.

Refraining from directly condemning the Uri attack, the spokesman however said that the US denounces terrorism, wherever it takes place in the world. 

Asked about any contact made with New Delhi or Islamabad following the Indian allegations after the attack, Earnest said this was something the State Department could better explain.

Of late, tensions have been soaring high between the two nuclear-armed adversaries in South Asia over the disputed Kashmir region, where over 100 Kashmiris have been killed at the hands of Indian forces.