US-Pakistan Relations Worsen as Both Sides Dig In
The BBC's Ilyas Khan looks at the "tricky" situations threatening relations between Pakistan's military and the US. Mike Pompeo pledges 'reset' in US-Pakistan relations can find common ground and begin to work on some of our shared problems together. THE ISSUE: President Trump's first tweet of was a surprising and scathing attack on Pakistan. In it, Trump called out Pakistan for the aid it.
Ambassador in an aviation crash, relations deteriorated quickly with upcoming prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif. The United States took a tough stand on Pakistan's nuclear development, passing the Pressler amendmentwhile significantly improving the relations with India.
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Both Benazir and Nawaz Sharif also asked the United States to take steps to stop the Indian nuclear programfeeling that United States was not doing enough to address what Pakistan saw as an existential threat. Pakistan found itself in a state of extremely high insecurity as tensions mounted with India and Afghanistan's infighting continued.
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Rift in relations[ edit ] In US Ambassador Nicholas Platt advised Pakistan's leaders that if Pakistan continued to support terrorists in India or Indian-administered territory, "the Secretary of State may find himself required by law to place Pakistan on the state sponsors of terrorism list. InBenazir Bhutto made a quick visit in the U.
Bushwhich she marked "America's Frankenstein". InPrime minister Nawaz Sharif travelled to the U. Ambassador Robert Oakley further influenced on the project, showing growing concerns of the U.
During the United States trip, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto faced heated criticism and opposition on the nuclear weapons program, who however responded fiercely and in turn sharply criticized U. Nawaz Sharif's ordering the nuclear tests was met with great hostility and ire in the United States after President Clinton placing the economic embargo on Pakistan. They are not safe except inside military camps. Under these circumstances, why would Taliban need to seek refuge inside Pakistan, if they can freely operate inside Afghanistan?
This is especially so after the Pakistan Army has launched a massive operation in border areas along with the Afghan government and cleared the whole region of Taliban. The rest was actually the expenditure occurred by Pakistan and verified by the US side and then reimbursed to Pakistan or through need-based sales of military hardware to Pakistan.
A major part of it has gone back to US consultants and some to the ruling or political elite in Pakistan as bribes. The actual amount on real contributions toward the Pakistani people is negligible. Therefore on the ground there has been almost no trickle-down impact on the common man. All of these details are well documented and based on mutually agreed procedures, which are available for audit at any moment if desired by the US.
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A fourth allegation, thought not made very openly, is that Pakistan is providing space to China. The US has gained huge economic benefits through these wars and has conducted live tests and trials of new weapons, technologies and war techniques.
But now the US is facing challenges, starting in Syria, where Russia has halted the US-led strategy to remove Bashar al-Assad as president of that country. In fact, the US faced a defeat in a recent UN General Assembly session on the issue of Jerusalem by seeing only nine votes in favor against against, with 35 abstentions.
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Even close US allies did not vote in its favor. Honestly speaking, the US has been exposed in front of the world, that its role for the last several decades has been only making war, killing innocent people, destroying humanity, occupying the resources of other countries, carrying out conspiracies against other nations, conducting sabotage and spreading hate.
Meanwhile, China is rising as hope for the oppressed world. It will improve regional connectivity and will help promote economic activities, as well as creating job opportunities, eliminating poverty, and promoting cooperation and security.
They are trying to curtail China and are making close alliances with the countries around China such as India, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines.
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Regional rivalries block change But Richard Olsen, a former U. Islamabad fears its rival, India, which has good relations with Kabul, will use the opportunity to encircle Pakistan from the west, according to Yusuf and Stephen Hadley, former U. Assistant for National Security Affairs. Pakistan also fears India is trying to disrupt a new economic corridor China is helping to develop in Pakistan.
With the new U. South Asia policy encouraging India to play a larger regional role, American intentions in the region also became suspect for Pakistan when Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the U.
Trust an issue Lynch says he thinks sanctions against important individuals, rather than the Pakistani state, might prove more forceful than anything else. Pakistan has the option of closing down NATO supply routes through its territory. But senior Pakistani officials have indicated they would not do so without careful deliberations.