Irate Pakistan warns Trump remarks may “undermine” Afghan peace efforts – CBS News

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., on Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. AP

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan summoned the top U.S. diplomat in Islamabad on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s allegation that the country had harbored al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

According to a statement, Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua told U.S. diplomat Paul Jones that “such baseless rhetoric … was totally unacceptable.” The statement also included a warning that Mr. Trump’s remarks “could seriously undermine” Pakistan’s cooperation in trying to end America’s longest war, in neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry also claimed in its statement that cooperation from Pakistan’s intelligence service had provided the initial evidence that helped …. Read More on CBS News

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