Pakistan houses enemies: Donald Trump

Washington: The US wants a “great relationship” with Pakistan but cannot do so as the country “houses enemies”, Preside­nt Donald Trump has said in his first comments in 2019 on America’s strained ties with Islamabad, months after he stopped $1.3 billion in military aid to its former ally.

Speaking to his Cabinet colleagues on Wednesday, President Trump, however, said a meeting with the new leadership in Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran Khan will take place “very soon”. He said his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban in war-torn Afghanistan.Trump also told his Cabinet colleagues he has ended $1.3 billion in aid to Pakistan because “this South Asian country houses enemies”. Trump also alleged Pakistan had not been fair to the US.

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