President Donald Trump is famous for his vocal statements and in his first tweet of 2018, he has proved that he is not going to stop until he eradicates the face of terrorism from the planet Earth. On Sunday morning, President Trump slammed Pakistan for its lies and deceit and tweeted that the Islamic country had played American leaders for fools.
President Trump began the New Year by lashing out at Pakistan and criticizing the country for all the lies. President Trump tweeted that over the last 15 years, the United States government has provided more than $33 billion to Pakistan but the Asian country has not contributed from its end.
The relationship between the United States of America and Pakistan remained the topic of discussion among political experts. In today’s time, the U.S. engages in social, extensive economic, and scientific assistance as well as vital military relations with Pakistan. Pakistan, on the other hand, continues to occupy a strategic position in the United States’ interests in Central and South Asia. After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, Pakistan became a key ally in the war on terror with the United States.
Then U.S. President George W. Bush pressured the Pakistani government into joining America’s war on terror.
The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf acknowledged the payments received for captured terrorists in his published book.
“We’ve captured 689 and handed over 369 to the United States. We’ve earned bounties totaling millions of dollars.”
Soon after Trump’s tweet about Pakistan, he tweeted about Iran and the terrible deal made with them by former President Barack Obama’s government.
Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
In response to Donald Trump’s angry tweets, the Pakistan Foreign Office summoned U.S. ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and lodged its protest against President Donald Trump’s tweet. The U.S. Embassy confirmed that David Hale was summoned by the Foreign Office. It was revealed by an informed source that Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua asked for an explanation regarding Trump’s New Year tweets.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted that the Pakistani government is preparing a response that will reveal the real truth to the world.
Asif further stated that the American government is frustrated over its defeat in Afghanistan. He further advised the Trump government to take the path of dialogue instead of using military tactics, reported Time.
#Pakistan needs to articulate & implement a counter violent extremism strategy not because of what the US wants but because we need to succeed. to survive. We also have to come to terms with the fact, US is no longer interested in defeating terrorism.— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) January 2, 2018
Only the #PPP has experience in handling both the US & our own domestic terrorism issue. In our last government we launched Pakistan’s first, most extensive and most successful anti-terror operations. We also shut NATO supplies & air bases until the US apologied for Salala.— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) January 2, 2018
Asif was quoted as responding, “America should take the path of dialogue instead of using military might in Afghanistan.”