Added on : 2019-08-23 08:08:37
US President Donald Trump opened another can of worms on Wednesday by singling out India and Pakistan among countries he said ought to be doing more to fight Islamic extremist groups in Asia, particularly in Afghanistan.
“At a certain point, Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey… they are going to have to fight their battles too,” Trump told reporters in one of his typical pow-wows with the press as he headed out of the White House. “Look, India’s right there (next to Afghanistan), they are not fighting it, we’re fighting it. Pakistan is next door. They’re fighting it, very little... it’s not fair. The United States is 7,000 miles away,” he said.