Pakistan summoned the US ambassador, David Hale, in protest against US President Donald Trump’s angry tweet about Pakistan’s “lies and deceit”, while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt. Hale was summoned by the Pakistan foreign office on Monday to explain Trump’s tweet, media said. A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed the meeting took place. In a withering attack, Trump on Monday said the United States had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33-billion in aid in the last 15 years ...
Pakistan summons US ambassador David Hale
Trump's harsh words drew praise from Pakistan's old foe, India, and neighboring Afghanistan, but long-time ally China defended Pakistan's record of combating "terrorism"
Drazen Jorgic | Reuters Last Updated at January 3, 2018 02:44 IST