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Sunday, 22 September 2019 11.06 PM IST

'Only USA and Pakistan are fighting against ISIS, India stays away from fight,' Trump blames India

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday said that countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorism in Afghanistan at some point of time while adding that the job against terrorist is being done only by the United States and Pakistan.

Trump said that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan. "At a certain point Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey they are going to have to fight their battles too. We wiped out the caliphate 100 percent. I did it in record time but at a certain point all of these other countries where ISIS is around they have been decimated, by the way, badly decimated,” Trump told reporters at the White House while responding to a question on the reemergence of ISIS in Afghanistan.

However, he also added that Pakistan is doing less when compared to America's effort against terrorism. "All of these countries are going to have to fight them because do we want to stay there for another 19 years? I don't think so. So, at a certain point, other countries and that includes Russia and it includes Iran and Turkey and Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan and India,” he said.

Trump said that the US was fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan despite being 7,000 miles away while India and Pakistan were not doing so even after being next door. "Look, India is right there. They are not fighting it. We are fighting it. Pakistan is right next door. They are fighting it very little. Very, very little. It's not fair. The United States is 7,000 miles away,” Trump said. It must be noted that Trump's statement differs from the policies taken by other US Presidents in recent years.

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