Trump desires to meet with new leadership of Pakistan ‘soon’
WASHINGTON (92 News) – US President Donald Trump wanted to meet with the new leadership of Pakistan ‘soon’ and wished for a great relationship with Pakistan
Speaking to the journalists after a Cabinet meeting, the US president said that he looks forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan, underlining that his country wants a “good relationship” with the long-time ally.
Trump’s statement comes about as the world has entered the New Year 2019, making it a positive message from the US to Pakistan and indicating a possible change in Washington’s policy towards Islamabad.
Trump also noted that he would be doing that in the not-too distant future. He told the meeting that his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban. Donald Trump urged other countries, specifically Russia, Pakistan, and India, to become more involved in the fighting in Afghanistan.
In a corresponding period last year, Trump had strongly criticized Pakistan in his January 1 tweet, announcing cut in aid to the country.
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump had said in the tweet on Jan 1, 2018.
Prime Minister Khan hit back at President Donald Trump’s statement against Pakistan by saying that instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for US failures, the Trump administration should do a serious assessment of why the Taliban are stronger in Afghanistan than before.
Ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism, US President Donald Trump defended his administration’s decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan and said the country did not do ‘a damn thing’ for the US and its government had helped Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city.
Harshly responding latest tweets of US President Donald Trump against Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed that Pakistan has suffered enough fighting the US’s war, clarifying “Now we will do what is best for our people and our interests.”
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua called in the US Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Paul Jones to register a strong protest on the unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegations made by President Donald Trump against Pakistan.
Federal Minister for Interior fired back after criticism from US President Donald Trump’s tirade against Pakistan and said that Pakistan fought the world’s biggest war against terrorism on its soil, mentioning, “We have rendered great sacrifices. Enough, now it’s your turn.”