Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Pakistan hits back at Donald Trump, dubs his tweets as 'completely incomprehensible'

Pakistan hits back at Donald Trump, dubs his tweets as 'completely incomprehensible'

"They work with us at times, and they also harbor the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan". He later told local media that it's actually the U.S. that's aiding terrorists making incursions into Pakistan.

He also said that China and Pakistan are brotherly nations and all-weather partners.

Elaborating further, the NSC stated that Pakistan cannot be blamed for failures in Afghanistan and accusing allies will not lead to the establishment of peace in the neighbouring country. The country also provides safe haven to other terrorist organizations.

But US leaders have often complained that Pakistan, which once supported the Taliban, has done too little to help. "The global community should acknowledge that", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said here when asked about Trump's criticism of Pakistan.

Mr Jitendra Singh, a junior minister in the Indian Prime Minister's Office, said Mr Trump's posturing has "vindicated India's stand as far as terror is concerned and as far as Pakistan's role in perpetrating terrorism is concerned". The Pakistani government said Tuesday that "tens of thousands" Pakistanis, including some security personnel have died fighting terrorism, and said putting a "monetary value" on their lives would trivialize their sacrifices.

Official sources said that Trump's remarks would be the main point of discussion in the meeting.

The meeting was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday along with a meeting of the federal cabinet. "They need to better earn, essentially, the money that we have provided in the past in foreign military assistance, they need to show that they are honest in their efforts to crack down on terrorists".

On Monday, US Ambassador David Hale was summoned to Pakistan's Foreign Ministry ministry to meet with senior officials, a US Embassy spokesman confirmed.

On Monday, President Donald Trump signaled his dissatisfaction with the country on Twitter. "There is a difference between facts and fiction". Of course, offensive tweets are something that people have come to expect from the President but given that he has already stirred up tensions with his tweeting on the first day of the New Year, many will be wondering what else he has in store for the remainder of the year.

'The contacts with Russian Federation after Trump's statements are encouraging.

It was not immediately clear why the president chose to comment on Pakistan, or whether it could signal a shift in US policy regarding the Asian nation.

Claiming the roots of terrorism in Afghanistan were due to corruption, drug production and ungoverned terrorist havens, "the Committee observed that Pakistan can not be held responsible for the collective failure in Afghanistan and that blaming allies certainly does not serve the shared objective of achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region", the NSC statement said.

US-Pakistani ties have taken a nosedive under Trump, who in August declared that "Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror". "The US should find out the elements which are aiming at deteriorating the US-Pakistan cooperation", he said. Doling out more US money to Pakistan year after year hasn't made its leaders realize that.

Opposition leader Imran Khan has slammed Trump for attacking Pakistan's record on terrorism.

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