UNITED NATIONS - Amid escalating acts of terrorism in the region, UN envoys of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan presented a united front Thursday against extremism on an American television, saying their governments have the same goal - to defeat terrorism. We all come from the same crucible, the same history, the same background, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, the Pakistani ambassador to the UN, said on CNN in an unprecedented joint appearance with his counterparts from India and Afghanistan on Thursday night. There may be minor differences; of course there is amongst people. But I think all three of us are well-intentioned, he told Christiane Amanpour, the host of the programme. In comments echoed by the other ambassadors, Haroon added, We all believe that these countries should get together and try and sort out this situation. The efforts of all, he said, are required to help each other get through this difficult phase. Amanpour interviewed the ambassadors amid worsening violence in Afghanistan, an intense debate in the United States about troop levels there, a Pakistani military offensive against the Taliban after a string of terrorist attacks, and India still reeling from the assault on Mumbai almost one year ago. The Indian ambassador to the United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri, said that India was very restrained after the Mumbai attack, and that its restraint would continue. There is no suggestion ever that a diversion of Pakistani military assets from one border to the other to fight the people who really need to be fought would result in any Indian adventurism, he said. I dont think thats the kind of ambiance that we are presently in. Haroon said Pakistans armed forces are very stretched by the offensives against the Taliban. He said they are short of resources, in part because Western countries have failed to deliver on all their promises of aid. I think that the Pakistanis feel there are too many caveats, too many conditionalities, and it does make it sound rather strange that aid is nowhere near the sort of $5 billion to $10 billion we need a year to be able to come back on our own, he said. This is merely adding a crutch. Is that what we need at this time, a crutch? Or do we need something more promising? Ambassador Zahir Tanin of Afghanistan tried to persuade those Americans who are skeptical that they should continue supporting the war in his country. A Washington Post-ABC News poll this week showed voters are deeply and evenly split over whether to send an additional 40,000 troops there, as the US commander, Gen Stanley McChrystal, says is needed. Nowadays, after these elections, I think both the leadership in Afghanistan and our friends and partners focused on how the new elections will bring more legitimacy to Afghanistan. So we are not against that debate, he said, referencing the run-off that will take place on November 7 between President Hamid Karzai and his main challenger, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah. All three ambassadors said it is vital that the United States send more troops to Afghanistan to help win the fight against terrorism. Puri, the Indian ambassador, said, You cannot have a fight against international terrorism which is compartmentalized. The snakes that bite us wherever come from the same pit. He added, You cannot do Faustian deals with terrorist groups, so I think you need a comprehensive international movement against the terrorists, and I hope that all of us who are involved in this will carry this fight through until the end so that all of us are victors in this.