• Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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No regional peace without Pakistan, U.S. senator McCain says in visit

McCain believes relationship between US and Pakistan is more important perhaps than ever before.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

U.S. senator John McCain said on Sunday (2) there could be “no peace” in Afghanistan or the rest of the region without Pakistan‘s cooperation, as he visited Islamabad ahead of a review from the United States of its Afghan war strategy. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan‘s top foreign policy official, and also met army chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa. “Our relationship is more important perhaps than ever before,” McCain told Pakistan TV as he left the meeting. U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration is exploring hardening its approach towards Islamabad over Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said last month. “We will not have peace in the…

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