Pakistan Suspends Military, Intel Cooperation with US: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年01月10日

Pakistan Suspends Military, Intel Cooperation with US

FARSNEWS2018/1/10
Pakistan Suspends Military, Intel Cooperation with US
TEHRAN (FNA)- Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said while addressing a gathering at Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Tuesday that Pakistan suspended military and intelligence cooperation with the United States in the wake of President Donald Trump's allegation that Islamabad has given the US "nothing but lies and deceit" and suspension of security aid for Pakistan.

Speaking during a seminar titled 'Contours of Security Environment of Pakistan' in Islamabad on Tuesday, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan added that the US is facing defeat in Afghanistan despite spending billions of dollars, Dawn reported.

He alleged that the US is using Pakistan as a 'scapegoat' for its failures in Afghanistan.

"Pakistan does not want to put a price on its sacrifices but wants them to be recognised," the Defence Minister said, adding that Pakistan will not allow Afghanistan's war to be fought on Pakistani territory.

Khan also stressed that the US is busy in a blame game against Pakistan rather than providing it with assistance to secure the Pak-Afghan border.

The US Embassy in Islamabad announced that it had not been informed about the suspension of military cooperation by Pakistan.

The Pentagon on Monday announced it was withholding $900 million in security assistance for Pakistan, while Pakistani authorities are considering the option of blocking supplies of US troops deployed in Afghanistan through its territory amid the diplomatic tensions between Islamabad and Washington.

The United States has also announced that Washington is suspending national security assistance to Pakistan, claiming Islamabad is not acting seriously enough against militants.

US President Donald Trump’s tweet describing Pakistan as liars and cheaters provoked a wave of public fury in the South Asian country as Washington moved to withhold aid to Islamabad.

Trump has accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years.

"They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Trump said, clearly indicating that Pakistan would no longer receive any security aid from the US till the time it sees a change in behaviour from them in fight against terrorism.

Trump in his new foreign strategy had also accused Pakistan of allowing terrorist safe havens on its soil, saying Islamabad must take action against terrorists who attack American forces in war-torn Afghanistan.

Relations between the two allies in the so-called war against terrorism have plummeted to new lows in recent years, mainly due to a clash of interests in war-ravaged Afghanistan.
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