India reacts over Donald Trump’s tweet bashing Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Reacting to Donald Trump’s tweet accusing Pakistan of providing 'safe haven' to terrorists, IndianUnion Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh said on Monday said the US President's remarks had "vindicated India`s stand on terrorism".
Speaking to ANI, he said, "The Trump administration`s decision today has abundantly vindicated India`s stand as far as terror is concerned and as far as Pakistan`s role in perpetrating terror is concerned."
He added that those countries, who were earlier denying the role of Pakistan as the perpetrator of terrorism on the Indian soil, are also supporting India`s viewpoint on terrorism.
"They are also understanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s reiteration that the war against terrorism has to be fought collectively. There can`t be good terror or bad terror, there can`t be a distinction in terrorism happening, terrorism is terrorism," Singh asserted.
Trump on Monday said that Pakistan gave nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years thinking of American leaders as 'fools'.
In his strongest attack against Pakistan yet, Trump in his first tweet of the year on New Year's day also appeared to suggest he could cut off aid to Pakistan.
"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more," Trump said.