New York, September 20: President of the United States Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered his first ever speech at the United Nations General Assembly where he launched veiled attack on Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Trump talked about ‘rogue regimes’ which support terrorism and threaten other nations and their own people. These veiled attacks on Pakistan comes weeks after he rapped it for supporting terror outfits and providing them ‘safe havens’.
Trump while primarily censured North Korea for its recent aggression and show of nuclear strength, also talked largely about the threat faced from the Islamic terrorists. He in this regard lashed out at Iran, who, he alleged is responsible for funding terrorist outfits in the Middle East.
The US President said his government will stop radical Islamic terrorism because the terrorists cannot be allowed to tear up their nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world. In a veiled attack to Pakistan, he referred to countries that provide ‘safe haven’ to the terrorists.
It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people
“We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations,” he said. “It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people,” he added.
Earlier in August, Trump issued a stern warning to Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists. In this warning, he said, “Today twenty U.S. designated foreign terrorist organizations are active in Afghanistan and Pakistan – the highest concentration in any region of the world. For its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror.”
In the August address, President Trump had said, “The next pillar of our new strategy is a change in our approach to Pakistan. We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban, and other groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond. With this, he added another veiled threat to disassociating from all relations with Pakistan when he said, “Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor terrorists.”