The United States President Donald Trump has urged India and Pakistan to “get along” in the wake of Jammu and Kashmir suicide bombing and statements and threats issued by both countries.
The U.S. President called the attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers last week “a horrible situation” but said it would be wonderful if India and Pakistan get along.
He said, “I have watched. I have got a lot of reports on it. We will have comment on it at an appropriate time.”
The U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said, Washington was in touch with both New Delhi and Islamabad.
He said, “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.”
He said, the United
States has a close co-operative relationship with India, a security
relationship and that includes counter-terrorism operations.
Pakistan-based militant organization Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed the suicide bombing in Indian-held Kashmir.
He also said, they are in contact with Pakistan and urge Pakistan to fully co-operate with the investigation into the attack and punish the responsible people.
US National Security
Advisor Ambassador John Bolton has already extended support to India for its bid
to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed organization and its chief Masood Azhar as global
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked both sides to exercise maximum restraint.
He stressed the importance for both sides to exercise maximum restraint and take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions.
Pakistan has accepted offers by the United Nations chief in the past, but India has been reluctant to involve the world body in an issue that it terms a bilateral dispute.