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President unveils new Afghanistan, South Asia strategy

Pakistan strongly rejects US allegations Pakistan strongly rejects US allegations
Orlondo Matamoros | Agosto 25, 2017, 03:22

"But I think there are areas where perhaps even India can take some steps, a rapprochement on issues with Pakistan to improve the stability within Pakistan and remove some of the reasons why they deal with these unstable elements inside their own country", Tillerson said.

"I am very hopeful that his strategy will bring changes to the situation in Afghanistan", Abdul Hamid Sufoot said in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Earlier, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said the policy change outlined by the US president on Tuesday signals a determination on the part of the administration to defeat the strengthened Taliban. Bush and Obama had often made similar complaints against a country which was declared a frontline state against terrorism and a major non-Nato ally. The threat is worse because Pakistan and India are two nuclear-armed states whose tense relations threaten to spiral into conflict.

According to the Secretary of State, other regional players have strong interest in Pakistan.

Will this new US strategy work in Pakistan's case? Something old, nothing new, something borrowed, a big switcheroo.

He said that the US has been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars.

"So when I got to the Procter & Gamble Co., I went to my boss and I said, 'Where's the field manual that tells you how to organize your desk?' And of course they thought I was crazy", McDonald said.

"It all seemed very duplicitous and littered with nuance and righteousness", the prankster said.

A series of devastating attacks in Baluchistan over the last year that have targeted Pakistani cadets, decimated the legal profession in the capital Quetta, and targeted Chinese nationals as well kidnappings and drive-by shootings pose a serious obstacle to China's strategic ambition to extend its maritime power across the Indian Ocean and turn the sleepy Baloch fishing port of Gwadar into a gateway to its troubled north-western province of Xinjiang.

But Frydman and Benmelech say CEOs who are also vets do tend to perform better during economic downturns. "A threat with no apparent follow-up", he reacted to the Trump speech.

Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert McDonald attended West Point as a young man and later served five years in the Army, before leaving for a corporate job. "Its interests are immutable", he added. And you have to be able to prove that you're willing to do both for a long time.

The American general referred to the fact that Pakistan still provides the key supply route to American forces in Afghanistan. "We have not been fighting that way", he added.

"We immediately came out with our statement, and said that form of bigotry and hatred in America has no room in America today".

A self-described "email prankster" seemingly fooled top editors at Breitbart over the weekend into believing he was Steve Bannon, the fired White House chief strategist who returned to the right-wing website as executive chairman on Friday.

Another analyst who requested not to be named said that Trump's new policy on Afghanistan was an open threat to Pakistan. Tillerson called the action a "violation of international norms" and "UN Security Council norms", but it's unclear what the administration plans to do about it, if anything.

Pakistan's foreign ministry has denounced US President Donald Trump's comment on Pakistan's alleged terror support.

Additional troops will not go to Afghanistan until Mattis signs formal deployment orders, which has not happened yet, officials said. He joined the Washington Post Editorial Board in 1990 and served as deputy editorial page editor from 2000 to 2007. Virtually, every campaign promise Trump has tried to follow through on has been, very predictably, a dismal failure of amazing magnitude.

"We are committed to pursuing our shared objectives for peace and security in South Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific region", he said.

Trump said in his speech on Monday that his "original instinct" was to pull troops out of Afghanistan but that, after taking office and consulting with military leaders, he changed his views.

Afghanistan has long accused its neighbour Pakistan of bankrolling and training Taliban militants and sending them across its border to destablise the country - charges Islamabad denies. It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilisation, order, and to peace. "It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists".

Trump: "Get out now and rebuild U.S".

"Pakistan certainly doesn't want Afghanistan to collapse, nor do they want an Afghan government that is strongly and closely tied to New Delhi", he said.