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‘Horrible situation’: US President Donald Trump on Pulwama terror attack

Trump also added that it would be “wonderful” if the two South Asia neighbours get along.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 20, 2019 11:26 IST
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Describing Pulwama terror attack as a “horrible situation”, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that India and Pakistan should get along. Talking to media persons, Trump said that he had seen a lot of reports on Pulwama attack and will make a comment at an appropriate time.

“I have watched. I have got a lot of reports on it. We will have comment (on it) at an appropriate time. It would be wonderful if they (India and Pakistan) get along,” Trump said.

“That (the terrorist attack) was a horrible situation. We are getting reports. We will have a statement to put out,” he added.

40 CRPF personnel were martyred in Pulwama terror attack carried out by a suicide bomber affiliated to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

At a separate news conference, the State Department Deputy Spokesperson said the US has been in close communication with the Indian government “to express not only our condolences but our strong support”.

“We urge Pakistan to fully cooperate with the investigation into the attack and to punish anyone responsible,” Palladino said. In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the US has also been in contact with Pakistan, he said. 

Following the terrorist attack, Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has supported India’s right to self-defense. 

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Bolton, and the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in separate statements have asked Pakistan to immediately take action against the JeM and its leaders and end support to terrorist safe havens. 

(With PTI inputs)

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