While PM Modi and Donald Trump discussed extensively on trade and terror, when questioned on state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan in Kashmir, the US President stated that it was not his place to say anything, but asserted that PM Modi 'will be able to take care of it.'
Furthermore, Trump said that PM Modi gave a 'loud and clear' message to Islamabad over terror during the Howdy Modi event in Houston and added that it Iran was on top of the list for being the epicenter of terrorism, when questioned over Pakistan backed terror.
He said, "I had a meeting with Prime Minister Khan. It was a long meeting and we discussed a lot. I do believe these two gentlemen will get together and work something. You mentioned Pakistan, but Iran would be on top of the list (of terrorism) because if you look at terrorist its been going on for a long time. I think if Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan will get along if they get to know each other. I think a lot of good things will come from that meeting."
When questioned on terrorism infiltrating from across the border, Trump said, "I think the message is not for me but for Prime Minister Modi to give, and I think he gave it loud and clear. He gave a pretty loud message and I'm sure he will be able to take care of it. I hope they can work something out on Kashmir, we all want to see that. "
#WATCH New York: US President Donald Trump says, "...The Prime Minister (PM Modi) will take care of it" when asked 'how do you see the statement coming from Pakistani PM admitting that the Pakistani ISI trained Al Qaeda?' pic.twitter.com/xex80Hg5aH— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump in his speech at UNGA called the Iranian regime the "greatest security threats" for peace-loving nations. Trump explained that no responsible country should subsidize Iran’s blood lust.
After Donald Trump played the second fiddle at the extravagant event in Houston, both the leaders met with each other for the second time in three days, on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly. This was the third bilateral meet between the two leaders in 2019.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump held bilateral talks on the sidelines of UNGA in New York on Tuesday, hours before his meet with PM Modi. During the conversation, Trump taking a jibe at Pakistan said that Imran Khan 'lives in a very friendly neighborhood' when speaking over Pakistan's regional conflicts with neighbors.
Imran Khan said, "I look forward, Mr. President, to talk to you about, obviously, Afghanistan, which is a big issue for us Pakistanis, because stability in Afghanistan means stability in Pakistan. We also want to talk about all three neighbors: Afghanistan, India, Kashmir. And, of course, Iran, it’s just — we will discuss the situation there because of all — these all three neighbors of Pakistan. And I —"
Interrupt the Pakistan Prime Minister, Donald Trump said, "He lives in a very friendly neighborhood."
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) shared a glimpse of him meeting with leaders of various countries apart from those scheduled. Calling the meetings as 'pull-aside', MEA spokesperson posted a video on Twitter with pictures and details of the PM meeting with leaders of SVG, Norway, Kenya, Iceland, Ireland, Indonesia, Luxembourg & Jordan.
PM Modi could be seen embracing Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, while he is seen shaking hands with others- The PM of Norway Erna Solberg, president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Iceland Kartrin Jakobsdottir, president of Ireland Leo Varadkar, vice president of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla, PM of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, King of Jordan Abdullah 11 Bin Al-Hussein.