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Pakistan summons U.S. Agent to Envoy Trump’s Bin Laden remarks

Pakistan summons U.S. Agent to Envoy Trump's Bin Laden remarks
Pakistan summons U.S. Agent to Envoy Trump's Bin Laden remarks

Pakistan on Tuesday lacked the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires from Islamabad to protest from remarks made by President Donald Trump that has criticised Pakistan’s role in combating terrorism struggle as well as also the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Trump’s comments during the past couple of times have angered Pakistan, such as Prime Minister Imran Khan, who on Monday hit at Trump by stating on Twitter that couple allies have forfeited or assisted that the United States as far as Pakistan in its war on terror.

The friction threatens to worsen already delicate relations between Islamabad and Washington, on-off allies that have repeatedly clashed concerning the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s alleged support for Islamist militants.

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“The Foreign Secretary predicted from the U.S. CdA Ambassador Paul Jones to register a strong protest about the unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegations made against Pakistan,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

During the weekend, Trump said in a meeting Pakistan does not”do a damn thing” to the USA despite billions of dollars in U.S. help, and alleged Pakistani officials understood former al Qaeda leader bin Laden’s place prior to his killing by U.S. troops in a raid in Pakistan at 2011.

On Monday, Trump tweeted and doubled down on these claims.

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“Rejecting the insinuations about OBL,” Foreign Secretary informed the US CdA it had been Pakistan’s intelligence collaboration that provided the first evidence to trace the whereabouts of OBL,” the ministry said, adding that”baseless rhetoric about Pakistan was completely unacceptable.”

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