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Pakistan an important partner, but can ‘do more’: US State Department National

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  1. Devil Soul

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    Pakistan an important partner, but can ‘do more’: US State Department
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    WASHINGTON: A US State Department spokesperson has said that Pakistan is an important partner of the United States and both countries benefitted from the bilateral cooperation, but observed that the Trump administration would like Islamabad to ‘do more’ through cooperation.

    Spokesperson Heather Nauert made these remarks at a briefing a day after Trump made remarks against Pakistan in a tweet that evoke a strong reaction from the government. The National Security Committee (NSC) that met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair also expressed its deep disappointment over the statement.

    The NSC also agreed that in spite of all unwarranted allegations, Pakistan would remain committed to playing a constructive role towards an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process, not just for the sake of its own people but also for the peace and security of the region and international community.

    The State Department spokesperson said that both Islamabad and Washington benefitted from the bilateral cooperation. “We’re not the only ones who benefit from it. But they (Pakistan) have a lot to gain through additional cooperation on the issues of terrorism,” she said.

    To a question on the reports of withholding of aid from Pakistan, she said it was not a new announcement and came out in August, but for some reasons, people got interested in it again. “But this is not a new announcement,” she added.

    Asked to describe the state of the US-Pakistan relationship right now, the spokesperson said: “Pakistan is an important partner. We have a lot of issues in that region. Pakistan knows that, we all know that, and we try to work carefully together on some of those issues.”

    When asked to comment on the recent tweet by the US president, the spokesperson maintained that his “concerns” were nothing new and he had expressed that concern months ago.

    When a questioner drew the attention of the spokesperson towards the praise and acknowledgement by the US government of Pakistan’s help in rescuing the Canadian-American couple from Taliban captivity and whether it counted, the spokesperson said the US government was pleased with the cooperation by Pakistan.

    “But they can do more,” she echoed an oft-repeated US stance.
     
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    It is time for the Americans to do more. As for Pakistan keep
    repeating no more and stop the U.S supplies.
     
  3. Starlord

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    America is an important Partner , but they can do More in Afghanistan ..
     
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  4. Menace2Society

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    You invaded Afghanistan so you do more or take your army and leave.
     
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    Trump have to pay for wall, he can't avoid it by becoming twittler
     
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    "Pakistan has to move towards shedding its policy of supporting militant groups as an instrument of foreign policy. This is not a viable option anymore." - Talat Masoud, retired lieutenant general of the Pakistan Army, January 3rd, 2018. link
     
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  7. Iqbal Ali

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    Whats your point Zionist?

    Pakistan WILL NOT do more.
     
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    America has been supporting Militant groups including Haqqani network.
    President Reagon called the Haqqani's freedom fighters.
     
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  9. Solomon2

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    Pakistani efforts at duping past Administrations have been remarkably successful. But as the general says, it's "not a viable option anymore."
     
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  10. Iqbal Ali

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    And what makes you so sure?
     
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    No thankyou.
     
  12. Jon-Snow

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    why should we waste our resources on your war? its your war and Taliban are your enemies you should engage them if you cant then just disband your military and save taxpayers 700B USD and hang all your incompetent sissy generals by ball
     
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  13. Menace2Society

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    US has supported militantcy in Afghanistan,Syria,Iraq,Libya and many more. US is a sponsor of terrorism, the biggest of them all. No point crying wolf and pointing fingers at others.

    False narrative fake news BS shove it up your backside.
     
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  14. Iqbal Ali

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    Exactly Afghan Taliban are USA's enemy.

    This Afghan Taliban is not Pakistan's problem.
     
  15. airmarshal

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    USA supports 'moderate' terrorists in Syria while purportedly killing ISIS. It was a classic double game. Even in playing that double game, USA was still dishonest.

    USA was not going after ISIS. It was an excuse to stay engaged militarily in region. Enter Russia and it called American bluff. Russia was more successful in routing ISIS than America. You know the reason? Russia was sincere in routing ISIS. America was dishonest all the time.

    In Afghanistan, Pakistan policy is right. It should not fight Taliban. It should keep its options open. Taliban have proven to be a force. Quite unlike ISIS and AlQaeda, Taliban are genuinely Afghans. They are fighting a foreign occupation and their cause is just.

    America calls Afghan Taliban terrorists because their resistance stand up to Americans. Of course America being a bully does not like it. Event after 16 year, Taliban control a bigger territory spending nothing compared to Kabul city government that America has after spending a trillion dollar.
     
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