Imran Khan says one of the biggest blunders to join US war on terror after 9/11

Imran Khan one of the biggest blunders to join US war on terror after 9/11
Imran Khan one of the biggest blunders to join US war on terror after 9/11


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday admitted that Pakistan joining the US after the 9/11 attack is one of the “biggest blunders”, saying that previous governments “pledged what could not be distributed to them” should keep.”

Speaking on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) thinktank, Khan also said that at least he expects the international community to urge India to lift curfew in Kashmir.

In response to a question, Khan said that he had urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to “reset” the bilateral relations and his government waited to resume talks until the elections in India were over, but then found That “India is pushing us into the blacklist” financial action task force to bankrupt us. “

He said that by repealing Article 370, India had put aside the UN Security Council resolutions, the Simla Agreement, and its constitution. Khan said he would ask the United Nations to play its role in the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan is trying to internationalize the Kashmir issue but India has accepted that the violation of Article 370 was “its internal matter”. New Delhi has also asked Islamabad to accept reality and stop anti-India rhetoric.

Asked about former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s comment that he considered Pakistan to be “the most dangerous” among all the countries to which Khan said, “I don’t think Mattis fully understands why Pakistan has become radicalized.” Gone.”

Khan said that Pakistan made “one of the biggest mistakes” when it joined the US war on terror after the 9/11 terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda. “I think the Pakistani government should not have said what they cannot give, referring to the then military dictator General Pervez Musharraf’s decision to support America.”

Pakistan was one of the three countries that recognized the Taliban government in Afghanistan before the 2001 US invasion. After the US invasion of Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, Pakistan supported the US military against the Taliban.

“In the 1980s, when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States helped organized resistance to the Soviet Union. ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) trained militants, who were recruited from across the Muslim world by the Soviet Union. Was invited to carry out the jihad against him., “Khan said in response to a question.

In 1989, the Soviet Union leaves Afghanistan, the US packs up and leaves Afghanistan … and we The groups were left with, ”he said.

“Then 9/11 comes, and Pakistan again joins the US in the war on terror and now we need to be known as terrorists as these terrorists. They were motivated to Fighting foreign occupation is jihad, but now that the US has moved to Afghanistan, Khan said, “There should have been terrorism.”

He said that Pakistan should remain neutral in the conflict. He stressed that there could be no military solution in Afghanistan and said he would urge President Donald Trump to resume peace talks.


Source: News18

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