National Security Adviser Moeed Yousaf says the United States and Pakistan are engaged in positive talks to remove mistrust in bilateral relations.
According to the Dawn newspaper, two days ago, US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Cahill told a Senate panel that Pakistan was not a safe haven for Afghan territory, not only against itself but also against other countries. Wants to see
“Pakistan continues to give us access to its airspace and we are in talks with them to keep that access open,” he said.
In an interview with Voice of America (VOA) Radio, Moeed Yousuf disagreed that the United States and Pakistan were on the verge of a confrontation and that relations could deteriorate further.
Referring to US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s recent visit to Islamabad, he said: “There is some mistrust that both sides need to overcome and we are trying to do that, which is why they Come to Pakistan.
“The two countries are moving forward in a coordinated manner and there is no major crisis,” he said.
He also rejected claims by some former US officials that the Taliban’s victory in Kabul had once again raised questions about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.
He said that by the grace of God, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons have always been safe and will always be safe, while if anyone wants to sleep on it, it is his will.
However, several former US officials told VOA that the withdrawal of US coalition forces from Afghanistan had changed the political landscape of US relations with Pakistan and that Washington relied on Islamabad for counterterrorism activities. Has decreased
Former Secretary of Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta, however, said that the United States. Pakistan’s relations have always been complicated.
However, he accused Pakistan of maintaining ties with terrorist groups to its advantage against India, saying it had brought Pakistan too close to the Taliban and the Haqqani network, which contributed to a lack of trust between the two countries. What