Trump said a US statement on the Pulwama attack will be out soon
He said “it would be wonderful” if India, Pakistan can “get along”
Several US officials have asked Pak to act against terrorist groups.
US President Donald Trump described Tuesday as a “horrible situation” the terrorist attack by Pulishama for Jaish-e-Mohammed, in which 40 Indian paramilitaries were killed, and said he was receiving reports about it and would issue a statement .
The February 14 attack triggered an increase in tension between India and Pakistan, and Trump told reporters at the White House Oval Office that it would be “wonderful” if the two South Asian neighbors get along.
“I have seen it, I have received many reports about it, we will make comments (about it) at the right time, it would be wonderful if they (India and Pakistan) get along,” he said in response to a question. .
“That (the terrorist attack) was a horrible situation, we are receiving reports, we will have a statement to publish,” Trump said.
Following the terrorist attack, his National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has supported India’s right to self-defense.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Bolton, and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, in separate statements, asked Pakistan to take immediate action against JeM and its leaders and end support for the terrorists’ haven.
Security personnel were killed when a JeM terrorist crashed into a vehicle loaded with explosives against a vehicle carrying them.