Sunday, January 07, 2018
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said that Pakistan will continue to have engagement, as far as possible, with the US because America is not only a global power but also has its presence in the region, and "for us it's almost our neighbour". In reply to a question, the foreign secretary said President Donald Trump's tweet on Jan 1 could be well thought out or he was just being his impulsive self, or it could be a result of any other reason such as the fact that the US is not doing well in Afghanistan.
Ms Janjua commented, "The tweet that came on Jan 1 was a tweet that came for many reasons. We are trying to analyse why that tweet came. It could have been some briefing material given to him in the morning ... What triggered it? Because we mustn't forget that the meetings we had with the Americans (General Mattis) before that were positive ... Yet on Jan 1 the New Year's gift to the world were two tweets: there was one about Pakistan and the other about Iran. Why was the president of the United States at four o'clock in the morning thinking about Pakistan and Iran? In Iran, there was something happening there, but Pakistan..... question mark."
Putting out impulsive signals on Twitter makes leaders around the world very confused. As for me, I think the fried turnip I had for dinner yesterday was smarter than this guy.
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