According to Dawn news reports, the US president has made this surprise announcement during his White House media talk held on Wednesday, while responding to a journalist’s question over the current situation between Pakistan and India.
Trump said, “Pakistan — we’ll be meeting with Pakistan [leadership]. I think our relationship right now is very good with Pakistan.”
At a media briefing in Washington DC, hours after Trump has made these remarks, a senior administration official warned America remained concerned about Pakistan-India tensions as Ameican troops are on alerts since three weeks of Pulwama terror attack – the most dangerous confrontation in decades.
The official has also warned another terrorist attack in India could “be extremely problematic for Pakistan and it would cause a re-escalation in tensions”.
India “has continued to maintain a high level of “operational alert” since last month’s clashes and the Indian Army also has moved up emergency purchases of stock-up ammunition, the reports added.
At the briefing, the senior official also acknowledged China’s role in de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, but regretted China’s decision blocking United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to recognize Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”.