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PM Modi thanks Trump for uniting world against North Korea

PM Modi thanks Trump for uniting world against North Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump chats with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a working session at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Kappeler, Pool

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked United States President Donald Trump for his strong leadership in uniting the world against the threats posed by North Korea.

Prime Minister Modi received a phone call from President Trump on Monday night, conveying greeting on the eve of India’s 71st Independence Day.

In the phone call, Trump and Prime Minister Modi also resolved to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new 2-by-2 ministerial dialogue that will elevate their strategic consultations.
“As the leaders of two of the world’s largest and fastest-growing major economies, President Trump and Prime Minister Modi looked forward to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this November. President Trump has asked Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to lead the United States summit delegation,” the White House said in a statement.

President Trump further welcomed the first ever shipment of American crude oil to India, which will occur from Texas this month, pledging that the United States would continue to be a reliable, long-term supplier of energy.

Trump has reiterated his bellicose rhetoric on North Korea and warned Kim Jong Un that if any of the U.S. territory is attacked, he “will truly regret it.”

“This man will not get away with what he is doing,” Trump said. “If he utters one threat in the form of an overt threat … or if he does anything with respect to Guam, or any place else that is an American territory or an America ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast.”

“I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said. And what I said is what I mean,” Trump said, adding that his statements’ significance was “pretty obvious” and his administration is looking “very carefully” at possible future actions against North Korea.

However, North Korea has called Trump’s warning of “fire and fury” against Pyongyang a “load of nonsense.”

According to state-run news agency KCNA, North Korea’s military said in a statement that only “absolute force” can work on someone as “bereft of reason” as Trump. (ANI)