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US ambassador summoned over US President Donald Trump tweet

US President Donald Trump's first tweet for 2018 was directed at Pakistan.

EVAN VUCCI/AP

US President Donald Trump’s first tweet for 2018 was directed at Pakistan.

The Pakistan government has summoned the United States ambassador in Islamabad to express its serious concerns over a tweet by US President Donald Trump accusing Pakistan of lies and deceit and harbouring terrorists, official sources say.

“The US ambassador (David Hale) was summoned last night. We expressed our serious concerns over what President (Donald) Trump said in the tweet to the ambassador,” a source from Pakistan’s foreign ministry, who asked not to be named, said.

An official from the US embassy, who also requested not to be named, confirmed the meeting between Hale and the Pakistani authorities but did not provide any details.

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“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Trump had written in what was his first tweet of 2018.

 


 – AAP

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