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Trump rages against Iran, Pakistan
    2018-January-3  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

U.S. President Donald Trump dedicated his first tweets of the new year to lashing out at Pakistan and Iran.

The president first blasted Pakistan on Monday for giving the United States “nothing but lies & deceit.” Minutes later, he tweeted that Iran was “failing at every level.”

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than US$33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he tweeted Monday.

Pakistani officials were preparing a response to the accusations, the country’s foreign minister said about an hour after Trump’s tweet.

Trump has been severely critical of the Pakistani Government’s handling of terrorist networks. The New York Times reported Saturday that his administration was considering withholding US$225 million in aid from Pakistan to punish the country for failing to cooperate with counterterrorism operations.

Vice President Mike Pence said last month that Trump had “put Pakistan on notice.”

“For too long Pakistan has provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organizations, but those days are over,” Pence said during a speech to troops in Afghanistan. “As the president said, so I say now: Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with the United States, and Pakistan has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.”

Trump’s heated criticism of Iran on Monday was the latest attack in a war of words between the president and Iranian leadership.

The country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, last Wednesday accused the U.S. Government of “supporting ISIS and the like” and spending a “tremendous” amount of money to sow “discord” among Americans. Trump tweeted Sunday that it was “TIME FOR CHANGE” in light of deadly nationwide protests sweeping across Iran.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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