Pakistan summons U.S. envoy to protest Trump's criticism

Pakistan summons U.S. envoy to protest Trump's criticism

Pakistan summons U.S. envoy to protest Trump's criticism

On Monday, Trump did the same and wrote on Twitter that the United States had stopped funding for Pakistan, "because they take our money and nothing for us to do".

US President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent the "greatest threat" to democracy, the retired Navy SEAL, who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden and the capture of Saddam Hussein, has said. He also criticised the country for allegedly offering al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden a hideout in Abbottabad. "Fools!" Trump said in a series of tweets.

He said that Pakistan hadn't done a "damn thing" for America, despite the USA pouring billions in aid to the impoverished Asian country.

US President Donald Trump had accused Pakistan of receiving billions of dollars from Pakistan and doing nothing in return.

"I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else", McRaven said.

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morrell pointed out on Twitter that McRaven's forces had nothing to do with locating bin Laden.

Other Pakistani politicians also responded to Trump's interview with anger and accusations.

"(Bin Laden) lived in Pakistan, we're supporting Pakistan, we're giving them $1.3 billion a year. Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war and over $123bn was lost to the economy.

However, Trump clearly conveyed that Pakistan has done little, in spite of accepting aid (in billions of dollars) from USA, to assist it in its "War on Terror" among other things.

Trump had, a day before, in an interview with Fox News stated that aid was not being dispatched to the country since they had allowed former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to hide in the country all the while receiving United States money.

Foreign Secretary Janjua recounted her country's unprecedented human and economic losses while fighting the USA -led "war on terror" as a partner nation. Trump said. "You know, living, think of this, living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don't know, I've seen nicer".

"We give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year".

This is the first time Pakistan has publicly admitted it had played a role in helping the US locate and kill bin Laden in 2011 during a night helicopter raid on his hideout not far from the country's prime military training academy in Abbottabad.

He blamed Bill Clinton for missing "his shot' at bin Laden, an apparent reference to a 1998 cruise missile strike launched by the Clinton administration in response to the USA embassy bombings in Africa that same year".

USA's frustration with Pakistan has been expressed publicly by Trump administration many times. Trump added that bin Laden was on his radar before the 9/11 attacks.

Yousuf said that the Americans know that they can't achieve their goals in Afghanistan without Pakistan's help.

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