COVID19: Trump warns of US retaliation if Modi doesn’t allow hydroxychloroquine export

US President Donald Trump has said he would be surprised if India did not allow the export of Hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United States despite a request made to New Delhi over the subject.

Last week Trump said that he has sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the US to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug.

“I don’t like that decision, I didn’t hear that was his decision. I kow that he stopped it for other countries, I spoke to him yesterday. We had a very good talk. and we’ll see whether or not that’s –I would be surprises if he would, India does very well with United States. For many years they’ve been taking advantage of the United States on trade. so, I would be surprised if that were his decision. He’d have to tell me that, I spoke to him Sunday morning, called him. I said, we appreciate you allowing our supply to come out, if doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be ok. but ofcourse there may be retaliation. why wouldn’t be there?,” Trump told reporters during a press briefing at the White House on Monday.

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