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Trump took tough stand against Pak's unacceptable support for terrorism: Pompeo

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The Donald Trump-led administration has taken a tough stand against for its "unacceptable support" for terrorism in the region, said US

"Under Trump, we have taken our defence cooperation to new heights solidifying our common vision in Indo Pacific and has taken a far tougher stand on unacceptable support for terrorism," said Pompeo during Ideas Summit here on Wednesday.

The remarks come days after had announced that it has withdrawn its tax exemption programme for Pakistani diplomats.

The US has already barred Pakistani diplomats working in from travelling outside a 25-kilometre radius around the city without approval.

Last year, Trump suspended USD 1.3 billion annual security aid which was given to Pakistan, condemning it over its inaction on the terrorism front.

Focussing on -US ties under Narendra Modi, Pompeo asserted that and have a unique opportunity to take advantage of it "special partnership".

"When visited the in 2017, Trump and Modi shared few hugs and goodwill. PM Modi said it is in Indian interest lies in strong prosperous and successful In similar ways India's development and its growing role at the international level are in the of America's interest as well," he added.

Pompeo's visit will take place as the two countries get ready for a meeting between Modi and Trump during the Summit on June 28 and 29 in Osaka,

Pompeo also said that the US is open for a dialogue to resolve trade differences with

"It's a partnership of equals is how we see it. In my upcoming visit, we will probably discuss the GSP decision," Pompeo said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 05:35 IST
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