1. Donald Trump humiliates Pakistan at UN, refuses to meet PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for this reason

Donald Trump humiliates Pakistan at UN, refuses to meet PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for this reason

Trump said that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and “the Islamic extremist that inspires them.”

By: | Updated: September 20, 2017 11:11 AM
US President Donald Trump reportedly humiliated Pakistan by refusing to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. (Reuters)

US President Donald Trump reportedly humiliated Pakistan by refusing to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The Dawn reports that Trump refused to meet Pakistan PM over the “pretext of being busy”. Trump’s decision has not gone down well with Pakistani leaders, who have termed the US President’s decision as “degrading” to Islamabad. The Pakistan PM is now expected to meet US vice-president Mike Pence on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.

According to Dawn, Pakistan Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said that there is no point in Abbasi meeting Pence if Trump has no time to meet the Pakistan PM. He also asserted that the “US approach towards Pakistan is ‘degrading'” reported Dawn. The relationship between Pakistan and the US has soured ever since Trump came to power. In its new Afghanistan policy, the US recently accused Pakistan of “harbouring agents of chaos” and providing safe havens to terrorist”.

In his maiden speech to the UNGA today, Trump took a veiled dig at Pakistan and other terror-supporting countries. He said, “it is time to expose and hold responsible” nations that provide funding and safe havens to terror groups, weeks after he warned Pakistan for supporting “agents of chaos.”

Trump said that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and “the Islamic extremist that inspires them.”

“We will stop radical Islamic terrorism, because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world,” he said, adding, “It is time to expose and hold responsible” nations that provide funding and safe havens to terror groups, Trump said without naming any country.

Trump also targeted North Korea, saying the US will be forced to “totally destroy” the country unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge. He also mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

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North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests have rattled the world. Unless North Korea backs down, he said, “We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea.”

“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” he said. Trump also urged United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its “hostile” behavior.

Stop support to Taliban

During his speech, Trump warned of strong action against countries that support or finance organisations like the Taliban.

“It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Taliban and the others that slaughter innocent people,” he said. The US President, however, stopped short of naming countries other than Iran unlike in the last month’s speech outlining the Afghan strategy when he named Pakistan saying it had much to lose by harbouring terrorists.

Update: The Dawn reported on 20 September 2017 that Pakistan PM Abbasi met US Vice-President on the sidelines of UNGA on Tuesday. According to the report, both leaders “resolved to remain engaged and carry forward the relationship”.

(First published on September 19, 2017)

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    YS
    Sep 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    You cannot fathom the immensity of the I do not give.
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      Abel
      Sep 21, 2017 at 6:02 am
      Bin Laden lived a few hundred yards away from one of the largest army bases. Pakistan protected Bin Laden. They should be destroyed and the land be given back to India.
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        webindra
        Sep 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm
        nice and one of the best speeches heard. most of today's issues discussed so liked. wat more to praise already accomplished for a unity of every people! following could be present - US head speaking for UN also. i.e its global not just american even if mostly funded by. Along with US speaking for UN which has been by US. So tended to remember Clinton's. Den fundamentalism word missing? Somehow it has to be otherwise all people become yours not independent which is burden. But if happens den try distributing some of functions of UN elsewhr like W/N Africa to be at par with EU in coming future..i guess wen ww2 also forgotten after dat EU vision gets closer to UN. Previous stated to be done by ur side, me, only suggested! True dat why US only shall take all burden of the planet's woes and wounds..so on! Not agreed all remarks on socialism! Its communism dat has the tendency to create fundamentalism of some sort not a better iden y-socialism by dem can have moderated ways. next yr..
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          filmbuff
          Sep 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm
          Pakistan should stop duplicity in its policy of fight against Terror.
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          1. Shoaib Afridi
            Sep 20, 2017 at 11:45 am
            I will not even give importance of a tomato to Trump. I will like to meet melania trump indeed
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              Rajendran
              Sep 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm
              Your tongue-in-cheek reply on Melina Trump shows what kind of lowly animal you are!
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                filmbuff
                Sep 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm
                Dear, the raw truth is Pakistan on one hand fights against those Terrorists who kill Pakistanis but promotes those Terrorists groups who can cause blood shed in India and elsewhere. Pakistan stands fully exposed in its so called fight against Terrorism. Pakistan's denial on this count holds no water.
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                  jay
                  Sep 20, 2017 at 10:35 pm
                  Keep Dreaming Afridi. You will meet your 72 virgins soon, in Hell. INDIA PLEASE Say NO to TRIPLE TALAQ
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                  jay
                  Sep 20, 2017 at 7:42 am
                  Why would Trump meet Abbasi whose country hosted most dreaded KILLER TERRORISTS OBL for 10 years inside its military Hq AND CONTINUS TO HOST TERROR OUTFITS Let,JeM ETC ETC
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                    Abel
                    Sep 21, 2017 at 6:03 am
                    100 correct.
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