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Donald Trump says India’s recent traffic hike unacceptable, must be withdrawn

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that India’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs is ‘unacceptable’. “This is unacceptable and the tariffs must be withdrawn,” Trump tweeted.

“I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!” Donald Trump tweeted.

The statement comes hours before Trump is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G-20 Summit.

Earlier this month, India had imposed retaliatory tariffs and announced a hike in custom duties on 28 US products after US ended trade concessions for India on June 1.

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi and defended his government’s decision stating that the US deserves greater market access.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who met PM Modi and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi on Wednesday, defended his government’s decision, stating that the US deserves greater market access.

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