Donald Trump said on Wednesday, Countries like India, Iran, Russia, and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan.
Mr. Trump said that other nations currently were making very fewer efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan.
“At a certain point Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey they are going to have to fight their battles too. We wiped out the caliphate 100 percent.
I did it in record time but at a certain point all of these other countries where ISIS is around they have been decimated, by the way, badly decimated,”; Trump told reporters at the White House while responding to a question on the reemergence of ISIS in Afghanistan.
Mr. Trump said that the U.S. was fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan despite being 7,000 miles away, while India and Pakistan were not doing so even after being next door.
Asserting that the caliphate was gone, he said the U.S. was holding thousands of IS fighters and Europe had to take them. And if Europe doesn’t take them, Mr. Trump said, he would have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came, which was Germany and France.
“We beat them. We captured them. We’ve got thousands of them and now as usual our allies say, no, we don’t want them even though they came from France and Germany and other places. So we’re going to tell them and we have already told them take these prisoners that we’ve captured because the United States is not going to put them in Guantanamo for the next 50 years and pay for it,” Mr. Trump said.