Pakistan Foreign Minister Says U.S. Should Not Make Them Scapegoat For Situation in Afghanistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Says U.S. Should Not Make Them Scapegoat For Situation in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s foreign minister said Tuesday that the United States should not make Pakistan a “scapegoat” for their failures in Afghanistan.

“They should not make Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures in Afghanistan,” Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said in an interview to Geo TV Tuesday, according to Reuters.

“Our commitment to war against terrorism is unmatched and unshaken.”

He added that Pakistan’s “contributions, sacrifices and our role as a coalition country have been disregarded and disrespected.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that Pakistan needs to do more to crack down on Terrorism inside their borders.

“Pakistan and the U.S. historically had very good relationships, but over the last few years there has been a real erosion in the confidence of between our two governments,” Tillerson told reporters on Tuesday.

“There’s been an erosion in trust because we have witnessed terrorist organizations being given a safe haven inside of Pakistan to plan and carry out attacks against U.S. servicemen, U.S. officials, disrupting peace efforts inside of Afghanistan.”
via The Hill

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