HANOI: Discussing prevailing tensions between Pakistan and India, the US president said on Thursday that reasonably attractive news are coming from the two nuclear powers.
Trump voiced hope that prevailing escalation between India and Pakistan “will be coming to an end”.
The US president expressed these views while addressing a press conference after holding a meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
“We have I think reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India,” Trump said.
“They have been going at it and we have been involved in trying to have them stop and we have some reasonably decent news hopefully that will be coming to an end. Its been going on for a long time for decades and decades. There is a lot of dislike unfortunately so we have been in the middle trying to help them both out, see if we can get some organisation and some peace. And I think that is probably going to be happening, Trump further said.
Earlier today in a statement issued by the Pentagon, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that he had spoken with senior US military officials about the situation.
“Acting Secretary Shanahans focus is on de-escalating tensions and urging both of the nations to avoid further military action,” the statement added.
The White House had earlier condemned the intensifying conflict and urged both sides to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation.