WASHINGTON: US State Department Spokesman John Kirby has said that Haqqani Network is still a threat to regional security and the Pentagon is fully aware of this threat.

Addressing a news briefing in Washington today, he said that the US and India have good relations and the US wants India to keep playing its role in Afghanistan.

He said that the USA is in contact with Pakistan in this regard.

He added that the Haqqani network and other terrorist outfits, which continued to exist in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, were a threat to the peace and stability of the entire region. He further said that United States Secretary of State John Kerry's statements as well as Pentagon’s statement were not in conflict with each other.

On the subject of the Haqqani network , he said that the US authorities were in contact with Pakistani government officials. In response to a question, John Kirby said that he was not aware of any recent contact established between John Kerry and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or army chief General Raheel Sharif.