"We are disappointed that the talks didn't happen. We just encourage India and Pakistan to resume a formal dialogue soon," he said.
Kirby reiterated that it is for the leaders of the two countries to decide on the pace and scope of the peace talks. "These are issues for the two to resolve together, and that's what we continue to encourage is a resumption of dialogue between the leaders of both India and Pakistan," he said.
"We want both nations to sit down and hammer out the issues between them. Some of them have to do with violent extremism and some of them don't. We understand that, but these are issues that the two parties have got to work out," he added.
Making it clear that U.S.' position about terrorism and the threat that it continues to pose around the world remains the same, Kirby said the U.S. will stay committed to countering violent extremism using all the elements of national power and international cooperation that it can. "When it comes to countering terrorism around the world, obviously the United States plays a role and we want everybody to play a role in that, but when you're asking me about these particular tensions, we're disappointed that the talks didn't occur and we would like to see them resume," Kirby said.