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‘Rice, Doval discuss terror threat posed by IS’

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his US counterpart Susan Rice exchanged views on threat posed by the ISIS in the region, besides enhancing counter-terrorism cooperation against LeT and JeM, the White House said on Wednesday.

Doval, who is in the US to attend the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) being hosted by US President Barack Obama and beginning Thursday, met Rice at the White House.

“Rice and Doval exchanged views on the terrorist threat posed by ISIL in the region and the importance of combating the ideology that fuels such groups,” Ned Price, spokesman of the US National Security Council at the White House, said using a different acronym for the Islamic State or ISIS.

They also discussed US-India’s counter-terrorism cooperation, including against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), he said. “Additionally, they exchanged views on the prospects for commercial progress this year under US-India civil nuclear cooperation,” Price said.

During the meeting, Rice reiterated America’s support for India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Missile Technology Control Regime, he said.
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