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China, Russia to ‘veto any US move at UN to slap sanctions on Pakistan’

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  1. shahbaz baig

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    China, Russia to ‘veto any US move at UN to slap sanctions on Pakistan’
    By Amir Khan
    Published: September 13, 2017

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    KARACHI : China and Russia have assured Pakistan at the diplomatic level that they would veto any US move in the United Nations to slap economic sanctions on Islamabad, Daily Express has learnt from credible sources.

    The roller-coaster relations between Washington and Islamabad have frayed since President Donald Trump last month unveiled a new Afghan policy and hit out at Islamabad, accusing it of giving ‘safe haven to agents of chaos’ by harbouring the Afghan Taliban and other militants.

    The United States has already begun conditioning future aid to Pakistan on progress Islamabad makes in tackling the Haqqani Network militants. It has also hinted at imposing sanctions on Pakistani officials allegedly having links with militants.

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    However, Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi warned the US on Monday that any targeted sanctions by Washington against Pakistani officials would not help US counter-terrorism efforts. “We are fighting the war against terror, anything that degrades our effort will only hurt the US effort,” he said in an interview with Reuters.

    Islamabad-based diplomatic sources told Daily Express that foreign policy wizards, security officials and top government functionaries have been brainstorming since the unveiling of Trump’s strategy in an effort to chart out new policy vis-à-vis Washington.

    It has been decided that Pakistan would phase out its dependence on the United States. And high-level contacts with Washington would be restored only after the Trump administration acquiesced to assuage Pakistan’s legit concerns on the new US strategy for Afghanistan and beyond.

    For future dealings, the United States would be asked to stop its relentless ‘do-more mantra’ and maintain ties with Pakistan on the basis of sovereign equality, sources say.

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    There has been no top level contact between Trump’s aides and Pakistani officials since the inauguration of the new US strategy, though US Ambassador David Hale has met senior Pakistani civil and military leaders in an attempt to soothe frayed tempers in Islamabad.

    According to sources, the Trump administration has conveyed through diplomatic channels that Washington wants to resolve all contentious issues with Pakistan through dialogue in order to further strengthen bilateral relations.

    However, Pakistan has made it clear that bilateral ties could be strengthened only if the US gave up its consistent policy of pressing Pakistan to do more in the fight against terrorism.

    Islamabad has also reiterated its willingness to continue playing its role for a peaceful Afghanistan and to fight the menace of terrorism, but it would never allow the Afghan conflict to spill into Pakistan.

    Pakistan has started approaching key international and regional players to garner their support in the wake of scathing criticism from President Trump. In this context, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has already launched a diplomatic offensive on the instructions of Premier Abbasi.

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    Asif toured China, Iran and Turkey this week where he won unequivocal support for Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts.

    Pakistan has been in contact with two veto-wielding powers – China and Russia – who have opposed the American policy of putting undue pressure on Pakistan. The two key world players have assured Islamabad of every possible support at all forums. Pakistan would also approach other Western nations, especially France and the United Kingdom, to drive home its viewpoint.
     
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    So much talk of change in Pakistani politics LOL

    Where is that Afghan opium lover who is posting his wet dreams all over this forum?

    As for the 'Muricans, they need to change their attitude and quickly. The world is a changed place.
     
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    why does US want to make pakistan's Nation like a sandwich..

    militants already killed our 70 thousands civilians & army personals and they are the biggest threat for Pakistan
    and on the other hand US wants to impose Sanctions on Pakistan.

    it is really easy for militants and US to blame us, threaten us, kill us, sanctions us..
    but it's really horrible to face as a sandwich.. what if you were on the potion like Pakistan has ?

    if there is sanctions, so what are we waiting for ?

    for god sake it's Afghanistan who always create hurdles to secure Durand line. and still US is acting like a blind.. what US wants? does US want to see Pakistan as a weak nation economically, militarily & socially ?
     
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    The 'Muricans do a lot of talking. They are in no position to apply any sanctions. The little trust there is will disappear in a jiffy.

    Their failed policies in opiumland are haunting them. They just can't get over the failure.

    We don't care about 'Murican lecturing anymore. Times have changed now. Trumpland is at odds with half of the world.
     
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    but the reality is that US can do it. Trump is insane and frustrated because of US failure. and US simply got a scapegoat.
     
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    Assad has won the civil war in Syria.

    That is proof the world has changed now.

    America is not number 1 anymore in everything.

    There are other strong nations out there, and other cultures out there as well.
     
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    Problem with the Pentagon boys is that they're running out of ideas about how to checkmate OBOR. They need to find a solution and fast!!! Problem is some of their most trusted key allies are in "wait and see" mode. Not to mention the internal dissensions. In the past "sacrificial lambs" like Pak/Turkey were readily available!!! Due to the neocons and supremacists they are losing these fundamental supporting powers!!! Now, they'll realize who helped them out selflessly to make a solo super power out of them!!!! Recent India-China standoff should be an eye opener for them provided their brain cells are still working!!!!!
     
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    :pakistan::china: Russia.gif :guns::usflag::hang2:
     
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    Seems like America & Pakistan are countries that doesn't have a policy for Afghanistan...
     
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    US Policy for Afghanistan... blame Pakistan for everything.

    Pakistan Policy for Afghanistan == for god sake fence and secure the Durand line first.. and that's the key point to overcome cross border terrorism either in Pakistan or in Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan Policy == no thanks we will not secure the border otherwise Afghanistan will not have any option to blame Pakistan about cross border terrorism
     
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    Perfect and accurate summarization,
     
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    Trump administration has been a complete joke. Instead of appriciating Pakistan's efforts in WOT it tried to use Pakistan as escape goat. Pakistan is a country that sacrificed almost 100k precious lives and absorbed more than 120Billion $ in financial loss, but in return got only blames by this clown administration.
     
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    How about changing the regime in Pakistan?

    Pakistan does not need UN sanctions. NATO sanctions should suffice.
     
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    And it can get very nasty in afghanistan - As long as Nato forces are in Afghan the options are limited.
     
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    just for info..what are the NATO sanctions btw???
     
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