Sunday, September 17, 2017

REPORT: Trump Administration Weighs Dropping Pakistan as an Ally

The Trump administration is considering dropping Pakistan as an ally as it examines tough measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups it says are based in the country, reports the Financial Times.

Just what we need, more enemies.

According to FT.the Pakistan prong of Washington’s new “AfPak” strategy involves an open-ended commitment in Afghanistan and praise for India.

What's wrong with Thomas Jefferson's guidance in his first inaugural address?:
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none.


The New York Times reports that while Trump will be in New York City for meetings during the United Nations General Assembly, where he will meet with leaders of numerous nations :
Mr. Trump will not meet with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the new prime minister of Pakistan, after recently increasing pressure on the American ally to crack down on Taliban elements operating out of its territory.  Instead, Vice President Mike Pence will take that meeting.

From NYT:
Mr. Trump will begin the week on Monday with a meeting on United Nations reform. He will meet with the leaders of France and Israel and host a dinner with Latin American leaders. On Tuesday, he will deliver his centerpiece speech to the General Assembly, have lunch with António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, and meet with Miroslav Lajcak, the president of the General Assembly. He will also meet with the emir of Qatar and host a diplomatic reception.
On Wednesday, Mr. Trump will meet individually with the leaders of Britain, Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority and host a luncheon with African leaders. On Thursday, he will meet with the leaders of Turkey, Afghanistan and Ukraine and host a lunch with the leaders of South Korea and Japan.

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