‘Very, very unhealthy scenario between India and Pakistan’: Trump on Pulwama assault – Hindustan Instances
Describing the present scenario between India and Pakistan as “very, very unhealthy”, US President Donald Trump Friday stated his administration was in touch with each side and hoped hostilities would quickly finish within the Valley.
“Proper now between Pakistan and India, there’s a very, very unhealthy scenario. A really harmful scenario. We wish to see it (hostilities) cease. Lots of people had been simply killed. We wish to see it simply cease. We’re very a lot concerned in that (course of),” Trump advised reporters on the Oval Workplace.
The US president was responding to questions on final week’s terrorist assault in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir wherein 40 Indian safety personnel had been killed. Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed accountability for the assault.
“India is one thing very sturdy. India simply misplaced virtually 50 individuals within the assault. I can perceive that too,” Trump stated, including that his administration was speaking to authorities in each international locations.
“We’re speaking. Lots of people are. It’s going to be a really, very delicate stability. There may be loads of issues between India and Pakistan due to what simply occurred,” he stated.
The president stated the US has improved ties with Pakistan and works are on for conferences with Pakistan leaders and officers.
“I finished paying Pakistan the USD 1.3-billion that we used to pay them. Within the meantime, we could arrange some conferences with Pakistan. Pakistan was taking very sturdy benefit of america underneath different presidents. We had been paying Pakistan USD 1.Three billion a yr. I ended that cost, as a result of they weren’t serving to us in the best way they need to have,” Trump stated.
He stated america’ relation with Pakistan has developed in the previous few months.
Feb 23, 2019 07:20 IST