Kerry called Sharif soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held conversation with his Pakistani counterpart and greeted him on the eve of holy month of Ramadan.

"I talked today with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding a recent increase in the tensions publicly between India and Pakistan. It's of enormous concern to all of us for all the obvious reasons," Kerry said.
    
"These are two very, very important countries playing a critical role with respect to regional interests, and it's very, very important that there should be no misinterpretation or miscalculation with respect to any of the back-and-forth and the empowerment some entities might feel as a result of that," Kerry said.
    
According to the Secretary of State, Sharif was extremely forthcoming. "He could not have been more direct. He had actually just finished a conversation himself with the Prime Minister of India," he said.

"We welcomed some thinking together about how we can work, all of us, to try to reduce those tensions over the course of the next days and weeks," Kerry said.

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