Reacting to the air-strikes on Syria by the United States of America and its allies, the Ministry of External Affairs in India, issued a strong statement urging all parties to show constraint. “The matter should be settled amicably through dialogue and negotiations. We urge all parties to show restraint and to avoid any further escalation in the situation,” the ministry said.
Sources close to the White House reported that President Donald Trump, who had made up his mind that this was the moment to start WWIII and had his finger firmly placed on the nuclear button, apparently changed his mind and decided to back down after the statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Some experts suggest that the statement of the Ministry of External Affairs completely pulled the rug underneath President Trump and his allies who might have been heavily relying on India’s support.