WASHINGTON DC: United States President Donald Trump has expressed hope for Pakistan and India to “get along”.
Responding to a question regarding Indo-Pak tensions, the US president said his government is watching the situation. “I have seen it, I have watched it. I have gotten a lot of report on it. We will have a comment at the appropriate time.”
“It would be wonderful if they got along. It seems like that was a horrible situation but we are getting reports. And we will have a statement to put out,” he told reporters at a press conference at the White House.
The United States threw its support behind India and urged Islamabad to punish those behind the February 14 suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed nearly 50 Indian CRPF soldiers.
“We have been in close communication with the government of India to express not only our condolences but our strong support for India as it confronts this terrorism,” said US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino.
“We urge Pakistan to fully cooperate with the investigation into the attack and to punish anyone responsible,” he added, noting that Washington had also been in contact with Islamabad over the attack.