Donald Trump calls Pulwama attack 'horrible', asks Pakistan to 'fully cooperate'
New Delhi : US President Donald Trump termed the deadly Pulwama attack by Jaish e Mohammad terrorist group as 'horrible'. At least 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in the attack.
“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 in response to a question.
“That (the terrorist attack) was a horrible situation. We are getting reports. We will have a statement to put out,” Trump said.
In a separate press conference, the State Department Deputy Spokesperson has said that the US strongly stands by India.
“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.
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.