US asked Pakistan to take irreversible, sustained & verifiable action against perpetrators of terrorism in addition to warning Pakistan that another attack on India will be “extremely problematic”.
“We need to see Pakistan taking concrete and sustained action to reign in the terrorist groups, mainly the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in order to ensure that we don’t have re-escalation (of tension) in the region. And, if there’s any additional terrorist attack without Pakistan having made a sustained, sincere effort against these groups, it would be extremely problematic for Pakistan and it would cause re-escalation of tensions, which is dangerous for both countries”
Trump also asked about steps taken by Pakistan in aftermath of Balakot air strike by Indian fighter jets.
International community & US needed to see sustained & irreversible action against terror groups.
“It’s early to make a full assessment”
Pakistani has frozen assets of terrorist groups in addition to made arrests.
“But we clearly need to see more. We need to see irreversible action because in the past, what we’ve seen is they made some arrests and then a few months later, they released these individuals. The terrorist leaders are sometimes still allowed to travel around the country, hold rallies”
US is looking for “irreversible action”to increase pressure on Pakistan because;
“it has been too long that these groups have been able to operate”
Pakistan should decide if it cares about her reputation as a responsible international player in addition to having access to all available financial mechanisms or will continue failing to take necessary steps against terrorist groups & finally be isolated.
“The choice is Pakistan’s. So, we realize that if there, God forbid, would be another terrorist attack that you could quickly see the escalation in the situation once again. So that’s why, we’re making clear that any additional military action by either side runs an unacceptably high risk, for both countries and for the region”
The Economic Times | A Times Internet Limited product The US has warned Pakistan that another terror attack on India will prove to be “extremely problematic” as it asked Islamabad to take more “concrete and sustained” actions to rein in terror groups including the JeM and the LeT.