Trump says US has some 'reasonably decent' news on reducing India-Pakistan tensions
HANOI/WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday voiced confidence that the hostilities between India and Pakistan would end soon, saying he has some "reasonably decent" news with the US involved in trying to help reduce tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
In his opening statement at a press conference at the end of his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Vietnamese capital, Trump said the US has some "reasonably attractive news" from Pakistan and India.
"We have been involved in trying to help them (India and Pakistan) stop and we have some reasonably decent news," he told the reporters.
"I think hopefully that (tensions) could be coming to an end, it has been going on for a long time," Trump said in his first comments since India and Pakistan both claimed to have shot down each other's fighter planes on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing one Indian pilot.
The US president also said that there is a lot of "dislike" (between India and Pakistan).
Earlier, US National Security Adviser John Bolton talked to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval for the second time amid tense ties between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and New Delhi's air strike against JeM terror training camp in Balakot.
Doval and Bolton are understood to have discussed the current situation in the region during the telephonic conversation on Wednesday, official sources in Washington said.
US acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan has been working on efforts to de-escalating tensions and urging both Pakistan and India to avoid further military action, the Pentagon said in a statement.
Shanahan has been in contact with secretary of state Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor Bolton, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Commander of US Central Command General Joseph Votel on the India-Pakistan tensions, it said.
The US State Department also asked Pakistan to abide by its UN Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds.
"Cross-border terrorism, such as the recent attack on India's CRPF on February 14, poses a grave threat to the security of the region. We reiterate our call for Pakistan to abide by its United Nations Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds," a State Department spokesperson said in Washington.
Mahesh - 3 hours ago -Follow
Yes, peace will prevail once India wipeout Pakistan on geopolitical map.
Sudharsan - 3 hours ago -Follow
when did USA start following Gandhi foot step... why you didn't have talks with oshama binladan when he hit twin tower..
why USA TOOK military action...
Advice given free of cost but following it is tough it's our country issue our JAWAN died we will take care if you can help do else stay away
Ganguman Ganguman - 4 hours ago -Follow
Sell more weapons to Swine Pakistan u loudooooo Americans
Ajayparsi - 4 hours ago -Follow
Pakistan did 9 11 in USA through Osama
Siddhartha Bhatnagar - 3 hours ago -Follow
Yes Mr.Trump, Pakistan started it, India will end it soon. You just, wait and watch!!!
Roushan S - 4 hours ago -Follow
Why Mr. Trumpet? Then how will you sell weapons?
Sumit - Mumbai - 4 hours ago -Follow
Will he do the same thing if China would had attack them..
narasarao - Hyd - 3 hours ago -Follow
Trump should join India''s War on Terror.
Ashish - Mumbai - 3 hours ago -Follow
American President Trump should NOTE that the manner in which Pakistan showed aggression towards India and should wonder why, such kind of Aggression was NOT show or ANY credible action NOT taken against TALIBAN and other Terrorists. Infact AMERICANS were looted by their so called ally during ' war on Terror '.
MAHASHIVA RAMAN - 3 hours ago -Follow
why he is worried and he is doing business in india and he is worried becuase of it
Stentorian - https://goo.gl/I5C0BV - 4 hours ago -Follow
I don''t know on what grounds he is asserting this, but it is clear that if he is saying then surely something have cooked up. We need to see that is it in favor of India and more importantly against Pakistan?
Shaun Zalin - 1 hour ago -Follow
USA afraid of pakistan.. but india is not. india better knows how to deal with these mischievous brothers.
Satya - 2 hours ago -Follow
the victim and criminal can't be treated on par
world should realize aggressor must get punishment on par. pakis has to pay price.
Irfan Shafqat - 3 hours ago -Follow
USA is never a friend of any one neither it can be. Once he was our ally now he is praising you.The reason behind this praising is selling you arms and ammunition.That is how their bread and butter works.
Prayag - Noida - 1 hour ago -Follow
Peace is a virtuous idea which can never be owned by USA because it has vitiated it on so many occasions whenever it suited its cause.
Ali Khan - 3 hours ago -Follow
india is big terrorist country they kills many kashmiri kids, the pulwama attack was kashmiri reaction against indian
John Thomas Edison
John Thomas Edison - Mysuru - 3 hours ago -Follow
we will take care of it Mr. President...we have defense...
Duck - Canada - 3 hours ago -Follow
Now you know Trump showed his middle finger to Modi because USA knows Imran Khan is making serious efforts to destroy terrorism... that is the reason Pompeo went to have a meeting with Imran Khan and praised his approach.
Observer - 1 hour ago -Follow
When it comes to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya or Syria USA is right with what ever action they take. When it comes to Indo Pak we need to restraint !! What a stupid observation ??
Observer - 1 hour ago -Follow
Dear Trump, Why dont you fight the common terrorists, teach lesson to Pakistan ?? Why do you term it as India-Pakistan conflict ? Shameless west excepting for France. Even Russia is toothless. take it, we can handle alone, we dont care whether you support us or not. Bl...dy hypocrite west excepting for France.
Ram Eshwar - 1 hour ago -Follow
Ewoth all due respects..sir...India is Determined to getback POK as soon as possible...and if Pakistan is intercepting India .....India will concour Pakistan and reclaim it back and also will rename it ...Hindustan!
dhaldawnekar - 1 hour ago -Follow
The Pakistani military establishment will never allow the terrorists to be abandoned! They are the pets it reared and used as assets against innocent Indian civilians or soft targets. The Pak military cannot win a war, they cannot use the nukes... So what can they do? Use proxies to fight a covert war. They have been doing this quite effectively for decades and continue to do so in the future
Sam KRUPAKAR DUTT
Sam - 2 hours ago -Follow
US says it's against terror attacks and Terrorism.
Just remember the speech given by George Bush during the Twin Towers demolition.
and did US talk peace then?
They bombarded Afghanistan like anything.
And now they ask India to be at Peace??
Vijaygc - 3 hours ago -Follow
Dear trump World knows how your army treated other nations civilians after 9/11 and we are losing and will continue to lose our soldiers through your double standard diplomacy. F. Off
Hindutva - Mumbai - 12 mins ago -Follow
Ultimately what is the outcome?? india shud bomb them again the minute next time they do any terror act here.enough is enough.Also,get the seperatists behind bars forever.NO MERCY TO STONE PELTERS TOO.
Stentorian - https://goo.gl/I5C0BV - 13 mins ago -Follow
Trump thinks that once Pakistan releases Indian IAF pilot India will declare peace. If that is the premises on which Trump is assuming that peace will prevail then I guess he is wrong. "Ees bar Pakistan ko chir do Sarkar."
Sai K - 18 mins ago -Follow
Economic sanctions or return all terrorists to us. Else war!
Joe Jacob - 32 mins ago -Follow
Americans were supporting terroristan before.After 9/11 they are coming to their sense!!!!
Duck - Canada - 43 mins ago -Follow
Trump mocked Modi's English in front of the whole world, what you expect when your leader is 8th grade dropout and married a minor girl when she was 15... Modi left home at the age of 17, never went back.. Modi is shameless lair.
Gaana - 53 mins ago -Follow
US play its cards
Sam - 58 mins ago -Follow
Trump realize that Pakistan more Powerful than India & Miserable Indian can't do anything other than barking & faking.
Duck - Canada - 3 hours ago -Follow
Most Taliban fighters were forced and pushed into Pakistan by American bombing... American drones killed over 70,000 innocent Pakistanis.
Advaiti - 12 mins ago -Follow
strike terrorism at heart!
Atheist - india - 17 mins ago -Follow
USA should stop giving loans to pakistan..
Ashish - 22 mins ago -Follow
To be honest...this is a victory of Imran Khan...
Bob - 24 mins ago -Follow
Why Indian gives, so importance to what foreigners says. Indian got slave mentality.
Duck - Canada - 34 mins ago -Follow
At least Imran Khan can speak English I watched his meeting with Mr Pompeo, they had very good conversation not like Modi the Feku hugs every leader like a baboon.... in Western countries men never hug each other.,.. it is very rude mannerisms.. in Rome do as Romans do....
Duck - Canada - 38 mins ago -Follow
Trump never supported Modi. It is all Modi's lies Trump loves me he is my friend.... Trump is most racist President of USA... Trump's so called deputy press secretary Raj Shaw was thrown under the bus by Trump... Raj worked so hard for Republicans...
Sameep Neema - 1 hour ago -Follow
White topi would not save pakistan from our nuclear bombs
Sam - UP - 1 hour ago -Follow
Our future hangs on USA????
Pasrichaj - New Delhi - 1 hour ago -Follow
India can''t afford to trust Trump at all.
Mochro - 1 hour ago -Follow
Indian sena should realised that Hindutva jingoism will lead them to more embarrassment and humiliation. Pakistan is no Bhutan or Nepal whom you can invade and block.