Russia berates US, puts weight behind Pakistan

Russia has also put weight behind Pakistan, slamming the US President Donald Trump’s recent statement against Pakistan.

Beijing and Moscow came forward to Pakistan’s defence as Trump announced the new strategy for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia.

Speaking to Russia’s Afghanistan daily, Russian Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov lashed out at Trump’s Pakistan policy. He stressed that Islamabad is a key regional player to hold dialogues with.

He said putting pressure on Pakistan may seriously destabilise the security of the region which may negatively affect Afghanistan.

It is to be noted that the US president had accused Pakistan of nourishing terrorists while slamming the US’s former major ally for treating terrorists softly on its soil.