Tag - US-Pakistan ties

Pak offered safe haven to Taliban as militants killed US troops: Senator


New Delhi: A Democrat senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez said Islamabad offered a safe haven to the Taliban as its militants targeted and killed troops of the United States. Welcoming the nomination of Donald Armin Blome as US Ambassador to Pakistan, the senator called for a serious conversation with the Imran Khan government on the...

Pak rejects US listing as ‘Country of Particular Concern’


Islamabad: Pakistan rejected the US’ designation of the nation as ‘country of particular concern’, and termed the assessment ‘arbitrary’. Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed said that the assessment was completely against the ‘realities on the ground’. The United States designated Pakistan, China, Iran, North Korea, and Myanmar as nations of particular concern for violating...

Ties with Pakistan under review: Antony Blinken


Washington: The United States is reviewing its relationship with Pakistan in view of its role in Afghanistan, which, secretary of state Antony Blinken told lawmakers at a hearing, amounted to “hedging its bets”. Blinken also delivered a very clear message to Pakistan telling it to “line up” with the broad majority of nations to force the...

Constructive discussions with Pak on Afghan issue: NSA Sullivan


Washington: The US has had constructive discussions in the military intelligence and diplomatic channels with Pakistan on terrorism emanating from Afghanistan and the Afghan peace process, the White House has said. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan also said that the peace process would be an important issue in the upcoming NATO meeting next week. "We have...

‘US security assistance to Pakistan remains suspended’


Washington: The status of US security assistance to Pakistan that was suspended by the previous Trump administration hasn't changed, the Pentagon said. "At this time, the US security assistance to Pakistan is still suspended. I will not get into speculating one way or another about if or whether that will change going forward," Pentagon Press Secretary...