India stands vindicated, says govt as Donald Trump tears into Pakistan on terrorism
New Delhi: Reacting to Donald Trump’s tweet the place he tore into Pakistan accusing it of offering ‘protected haven’ to terrorists, Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh stated on Monday stated the US President’s remarks had “vindicated India`s stand on terrorism”.
Chatting with ANI, he stated, “The Trump administration`s determination at the moment has abundantly vindicated India`s stand so far as terror is worried and so far as Pakistan`s position in perpetrating terror is worried.”
He added that these nations, who had been earlier denying the position of Pakistan because the perpetrator of terrorism on the Indian soil, are additionally supporting India`s viewpoint on terrorism.
“They’re additionally understanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s reiteration that the battle in opposition to terrorism must be fought collectively. There can`t be good terror or dangerous terror, there can`t be a distinction in terrorism taking place, terrorism is terrorism,” Singh asserted.
Trump on Monday stated that Pakistan gave nothing to the US however “lies and deceit” in return for USD 33 billion help during the last 15 years pondering of American leaders as ‘fools’.
In his strongest assault in opposition to Pakistan but, Trump in his first tweet of the 12 months on New 12 months’s day additionally appeared to recommend he may lower off overseas help to Pakistan.
“The US has foolishly given Pakistan greater than 33 billion in help during the last 15 years, they usually have given us nothing however lies and deceit, pondering of our leaders as fools. They offer protected haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little assist. No extra,” Trump stated.
The US has foolishly given Pakistan greater than 33 billion in help during the last 15 years, they usually have given us nothing however lies & deceit, pondering of our leaders as fools. They offer protected haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little assist. No extra!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the US Hamdullah Mohib welcomed Trump’s tweet. “A promising message to Afghans who’ve suffered by the hands of terrorists primarily based in Pakistan for a lot too lengthy,” he tweeted
President @realDonaldTrump’s first tweet of 2018. A promising message to Afghans who’ve suffered by the hands of terrorists primarily based in Pakistan for a lot too lengthy. https://t.co/NJdYB5qOWl
— Hamdullah Mohib (@hmohib) January 1, 2018
In November 2017, the US had strongly condemned the discharge of the Mumbai assault mastermind Hafiz Saeed by Pakistan and had demanded his speedy re-arrest and prosecution, warning that there can be ‘repercussions’ for bilateral ties if Islamabad fails to take ‘decisive motion’ in opposition to the JuD chief.
Saeed, who carries a USD 10 million American bounty on his head for terror actions, walked free after the Pakistan authorities determined in opposition to detaining him additional in every other case.
In August 2017, Trump had referred to as for more durable measure in opposition to Pakistan if it fails to cooperate with the US in its battle in opposition to terrorism.
“We will not be silent about Pakistan’s protected havens for terrorist organisations, the Taliban, and different teams that pose a risk to the area and past. Pakistan has a lot to achieve from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has a lot to lose by persevering with to harbor criminals and terrorists,” Trump had stated in his South Asia Coverage speech, as per PTI.
Noting that previously, Pakistan has been a valued accomplice, Trump had accused it of offering shelter to the identical organisations that attempt each single day to kill People.
“We’ve been paying Pakistan billions and billions of on the similar time they’re housing the very terrorists that we’re preventing. However that must change, and that may change instantly,” he had stated.
“No partnership can survive a rustic’s harbouring of militants and terrorists who goal US service members and officers.?It’s time for Pakistan to display its dedication to civilisation, order, and to peace,” Trump had added.
Alternatively, in a shock go to to Afghanistan earlier than Christmas, US Vice President Mike Pence had issued a stern warning to Pakistan, for which utilizing non-state actors in opposition to its two neighbours – India and Afghanistan – has been a part of its nationwide safety coverage.
“For too lengthy Pakistan has supplied protected haven to the Taliban and lots of terrorist organisations, however these days are over,” Pence had informed American troops on the Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on December 21, 2017. “President Trump has put Pakistan on discover,” he had added.
(With Company inputs)