The US president, while addressing his first Prime-time got tough on Pakistan and indicated his actions to tackle terrorism. He said:
“I will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will,”
Trump also vowed to change the US approach towards Pakistan and adopted critical approach. He said that Pakistan has “much to gain” from partnering with the US, but also warned “it has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.”
he further said that “The Pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism, Pakistan has also sheltered those same organizations that try every single day to kill our people.”
“They are housing the very terrorists we are fighting,” He added mentioning the billions of dollars given to Pakistan by US. “That will have to change and that will change immediately. No partnership can survive a country’s harboring of terrorists.”
Trump also promised to pressure India to increase its support for Afghan economic development.