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Trump implores South Asia to step up on Afghanistan

US president tells neighboring Pakistan to crack down on terrorist cells

YUJI KURONUMA, Nikkei staff writer | India

NEW DELHI -- Unveiling a new strategy on Afghanistan that is thin on specifics, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday leaned on Pakistan and India to do more to help the war-ravaged country defeat terrorist forces.

"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations," Trump said, criticizing what he sees as the country's lacking effort to fighting terrorism.

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