US President Donald Trump has said that the current situation between India and Pakistan is ‘very, very bad’ after banned terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber attacked CRPF jawans in Pulwama, killing 40 soldiers and injuring several others. “There’s a terrible thing going on right now between Pakistan and India. It's a very very bad situation and it is a dangerous situation between the two countries,” Trump was quoted as saying by ANI.
The US President said that his administration was in contact with both sides and hoped hostilities would soon end in the Valley. "We want to see it just stop. We are very much involved in that (process)," Trump told reporters at the Oval Office.
#WATCH US President Donald Trump says "There’s a terrible thing going on right now between Pakistan and India. It's a very very bad situation and it is a dangerous situation between the two countries. We would like to see it stop. Lot of people were just killed." #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/oZAi4pRVsU— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2019
"India is looking at something very strong. India just lost almost 50 people in the attack. I can understand that too," Trump said when asked to respond on terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Pakistan-based banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack.
"We're talking. A lot of people are. It's going to be a very, very delicate balance. There is a lot of problems between India and Pakistan because of what just happened," he said.
US Pres: India is looking at something very strong. India just lost almost 50 people. A lot of people are talking. But it's a very very delicate balance going on. Right now there's a lot of problem b/w India&Pakistan because of what just happened in Kashmir. It's very dangerous. https://t.co/03PWXSnSlW— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2019
The President said the US has improved ties with Pakistan and works are on for meetings with Pakistan leaders and officials.
"I stopped paying Pakistan the USD 1.3-billion that we used to pay them. In the meantime, we may set up some meetings with Pakistan. Pakistan was taking very strong advantage of the United States under other presidents. We were paying Pakistan USD 1.3 billion a year. I ended that payment, because they were not helping us in the way they should have," Trump said.
He said the United States' relation with Pakistan has developed in the last few months.
With Agency Inputs