Pakistan PM presses Trump to seek Taliban deal

Khan added that his country had not been informed about Trump's decision, which he said he only learned about through the media.

In another setback in its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan could not file any resolution on the issue at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. "I am ready, willing and able".

This is vastly different than his offer to mediate he first made in July during a meeting with Khan in the White House.

Answering a question regarding former United States defence secretary James Mattis' remark that he considered Pakistan to be the most unsafe among all countries he had dealt with, Prime Minister Imran said he do think James Mattis fully understands why Pakistan became radicalised.

"What India is doing has troubled some people who can't even manage their own country", stated PM Modi. "When they come. and at some point India may come..."

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She said she told Esper that Trump was negating the constitutional principle of separation of powers, the aide said. There are now some 5,500 active duty troops on the border in addition to some 2,000 National Guard forces.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the US envoy shared with Khan "how far the negotiations had gone" in the US-Taliban peace talks. "But it was a very aggressive statement", Mr Trump said. If you were to meet him [Modi] now I would have asked to at least lift the siege. Khan said previous governments in Islamabad "should not have pledged what they could not deliver" and added that 70,000 Pakistanis were killed as the country's economic growth took a hit.

"I honestly feel that this crisis would get worse".

He had himself accused Pakistan of lies and deceit in a New Year's tweet in 2018, for not doing enough to combat terrorism despite receiving billions in support from the United States.

Trump has frequently called for an end to America's longest war, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and a senior USA diplomat reached a deal to pull troops after a year of negotiating with Taliban militants.

  • Sonia Alvarado