US President Donald Trump Says to Pakistan’s Imran Khan: “I’d Love to go to Pakistan”
US President Donald Trump, during a bilateral meeting at the Oval Office with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that he would “love to go to Pakistan at the right time.”
The bilateral meeting, held at the White House on Monday, July 22, gave an opportunity for the United States and Pakistan to jointly seek a way to end the war in Afghanistan.
Trump, during his White House discussion with Khan, declared that if he wanted to win the war in Afghanistan “I could win it in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.”
The president warned that Afghanistan “would be wiped off the face of the Earth. It would be gone. It would be over, literally in 10 days. I don’t want to go that route.”
Trump explained that the United States is not supposed to be the world’s policeman. “We’ve been there (Afghanistan) for 19 years. It’s ridiculous,” he said.
Khan requested the meeting with Trump to stress the need for a political solution to the protracted war in Afghanistan.
Khan had long campaigned against the use of U.S. military force to resolve the conflict even before he came to power after last year’s elections in Pakistan.