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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 

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 ...

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First Published: Wed, January 03 2018. 02:43 IST