United States President Mr Donald Trump recently took a step back against Pakistan by imprinting certain allegations on them which might actually be true and some of us believe they are.
On Monday, Mr Donald Trump warned Pakistan about offering “safe havens” to extremists, and that Washington will no longer be tolerating and supporting this act.
Addressing on the US security strategy in South Asia, Mr President said, “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations”.
“Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.”
“We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars and at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting.”
“That will have to change and that will change immediately.”
“It is time for Pakistan to dedicate to civilization and order and peace.”
Trump said at a military base near Washington, in a prime-time televised address.
He also said that if the nuclear – ally of US (Pakistan) does not take action on extremism, military and other aid from US will be at stake.
Trump also discussed about increasing troops in Afghanistan. He said he is doing this to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for Islamist militants who try on attacking the United States.
He expanded the military authority for armed forces of America in Afghan to target the militants and criminal networks that can be a threat to US. He said that US enemies in Afghanistan “need to know they have nowhere to hide – that no place is beyond the reach of American arms.”
“Our troops will fight to win,” he added. He said nothing about how long does the US army will remain in the country.
He added, “My original instinct was to pull out,” and admitted that he took this decision after he was convinced by his national security advisers that they need to reinforce the US ability to prevent the Taliban from disposing the US-backed government in Kabul.
He did not exactly specify how many more troops would be deployed to Afghan, but James Mattis, the defense secretary plans on sending 4,000 more troops who will add in to already deployed 8,400 troops.
China’s reaction on Trump’s speech against Pakistan:
As soon as Trump gave his speech on Monday, China immediately jumped in to show their big support to their all time favorite ally, Pakistan on Tuesday.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, reacted to Trump’s comments on Pakistan, said, “Hope the relevant policy decision by US side will be conducive to promoting security, stability of the relevant region.”
“(On) President Trump’s remarks on Pakistan, I should say that Pakistan is at the front line of fighting terrorism, has made sacrifices in fighting terrorism, making an important contribution to upholding peace and stability,” Ms. Hua said, strongly defending Beijing’s greatest friend Pakistan. From the TH.