Pakistan Refuses to Become US Scapegoat

Pakistan Refuses to Become US Scapegoat

Pakistan Refuses to Become US Scapegoat

This comes as Washington has increased pressures on Pakistan to act against the terror groups which are operating in its soil, specifically the Haqqani terrorist network which is blamed for the majority of the deadly attacks in Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, the US said it would suspend military aid until Pakistan takes decisive action against militants.

The Haqqani network, blamed for several deadly attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan including the 2008 bombing of the Indian mission in Kabul that killed 58 people, has also carried out a number of kidnappings and attacks against USA interests in Afghanistan.

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Pakistani officials have briefed a visiting senior US diplomat on recent efforts to combat terrorism, after President Donald Trump suspended security assistance to the longtime ally.

Wells "underlined the need for strengthening intelligence cooperation between the two sides to improve coordination in counter-terrorism efforts", while the Pakistani Foreign Minister said the bilateral relationship needed to "move forward under an environment of mutual trust and respect", the Pakistani ministry said in a statement.

Wells acknowledged Pakistan's efforts in eradicating terrorism and conveyed the U.S. desire to work with Pakistan in furthering the shared objectives of stabilizing Afghanistan, m the statement said.

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In a strongest indication yet on the United States cutting off aid to Pakistan, President Donald Trump said Washington had "foolishly" provided Pakistan $33 billion in 15 years to fight terror, but "they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools". "No more!", Trump tweeted on Monday.

As part of this strategy, unveiled in August by US President Donald Trump, the US announced an increase of 3,000 troops in Afghanistan in September.

Khan said that Washington had been trying to convince Pakistan that India was not a threat and, therefore, Islamabad should change its strategic stance.

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In an interview with the CBS, Pompeo said "We see the Pakistanis continuing to provide safe harbor, havens inside of Pakistan for terrorists who present risks to the United States of America". "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan", he had added.

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