Donald Trump: India, Russia, Iran will have to fight terrorists in Afghanistan
US President Donald Trump says the job against the extremists is being done only by the US
Washington: Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey will have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, President Donald Trump said, ruing that the job against the extremists is being done only by the United States (US) some 7,000 miles away.
Trump said on Wednesday that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan. "At a certain point Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Turkey are going to have to fight their battles too. We wiped out the caliphate 100 per cent. I did it in record time but at a certain point all of these other countries where ISIS is around they have been decimated by the way, badly decimated," Trump told reporters at the White House while responding to a question on the reemergence of ISIS in Afghanistan.
Vladimir Putin, Russian president
"All of these countries are going to have to fight them because do we want to stay there for another 19 years? So, at a certain point other countries and that includes Russia and it includes Iran and Turkey and Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan and India," he said. Trump's comments came a day after he indicated that the US forces will not completely withdraw from Afghanistan and America will have "somebody there" to make sure Taliban doesn't regain control.
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