Trump wants to meet Pakistan's leadership even though it 'houses the enemy'



"Afghanistan made it Russian Federation because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan", Trump said.

India has said it has provided $3 billion in development assistance to Afghanistan since the US -led invasion in 2001, while government sources in New Delhi were quoted by AFP as saying in a statement that "India plays a significant role as a development partner" in Afghanistan, with projects aimed at achieving "a tangible improvement in the lives of its people". In January previous year, a Washington Post report said that he puts on the Indian accent and "imitates" PM Modi while discussing Afghanistan policy.

Last year, on Dec 3, Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan's help in bringing the Taliban leadership to the negotiation table. "You know, a lot of these places you're reading about now are no longer part of Russian Federation, because of Afghanistan".

"For the record, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was a classic case of imperial overreach".

In his comments, Trump chided Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his talk of funding an unidentified library in Afghanistan. But he is constantly telling me, he built a library in Afghanistan.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he is looking forward to meeting the new leadership of Pakistan soon, however, his statement was followed by disappointment in Pakistan for "housing the enemy". The 17-year conflict has cost the US about $900 billion and resulted in more than 2,400 American deaths.

In 2017, India announced an additional assistance of $1 billion, which will be used for new projects like Shahtoot dam, water supply projects, road connectivity and also smaller community development projects. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said India has been doing vast development work in Afghanistan, for which the people of the war-ravaged country "thank us, no matter what others do or don't".

Trump made the statement during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday where members deliberated USA government's shut down and other matters.

Responding to a question, he said he wants India to be involved in Afghanistan. "A lot of people don't know it, because they haven't been fair to us". "India does not send its armed forces overseas except under the specific mandate of United Nations peacekeeping operations", a government source said.

The US has repeatedly said that Pakistan was providing safe havens to the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militants to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. "They were right to be there", he said. Instead, he mouths/embraces *Soviet* disinformation that Moscow invaded Afghanistan to quell terrorism against the USSR. "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools".

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