WASHINGTON - The United States yesterday pressed Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues through diplomacy, and not violence a spokesman for the White House affirmed.

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

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

When 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.