PressTV-Pakistan feels ‘betrayed’ by US: Army chief


Pakistan’s army chief has slammed the United States for President Donald Trump’s chastising remarks against Pakistan’s leaders over their effort to fight terrorism.

Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told US Central Command Chief General Joseph Votel on the phone that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements” after Trump said that Islamabad  was full of “lies and deceit” and in reality supported the terrorists, Pakistan’s army said in a statement on Friday.

The statement said the call, which had been made by Votel, had been made earlier this week.

The US President, in a recent tweet, said Pakistanis “have given us nothing but lies & deceit”, and instead of fighting terrorists, Pakistanis gave them a “safe haven”.

Trump’s administration last week announced the suspension of about $2 billion in security aid to Pakistan, triggering a huge backlash in the country.

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