History teaches us to be careful in trusting US: Pakistan FM

Islamabad, Jan 4, IRNA -- Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif in his response to US President Trump's tirade against Pakistan says the country should be careful about trusting the United States.

In a series of tweets, the foreign minister also stated that Pakistan has been cleaning the mess of decades for the past four years. “Our army is fighting a major war – a never-ending tale of sacrifice.”

Asif said: The history teaches us not to blindly trust the US.

'You have asked what did we do? A dictator surrendered [before the US] on a single phone call, our country witnessed the worse bloodbath, you carried out 57,800 attacks on Afghanistan from our bases, your forces were supplied arms and explosives through our soil, thousands of our civilians and soldiers became victims of the war initiated by you,' he tweeted.

'We considered your enemy as our own, we filled the Guantanamo Bay, we served you with such an enthusiasm that we left our country with load shedding and gas shortage. We tried to please you on the cost of our economy, we provided tens of thousands of visas as a result of which the networks of Black Water spread across our country,' he wrote in another tweet.

“We are feeling sorry as you are not happy, but we will not compromise on our prestige anymore,' he concluded.

The US president had tweeted that his country made an unwise decision to provide over $33 billion aid to Pakistan in the last 15 years.

In his tweet, Trump had accused Pakistan of giving nothing in return except lies and deceit by taking the US for a fool, saying, “They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”

Pakistan civilian and military chiefs rejected the US comments and summoned US Ambassador David Hale to explain Trump's tweet.

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