US officials approach Pakistan for damage control after President Trump tweet: sources

US officials approach Pakistan for damage control after President Trump tweet: sources
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ISLAMABAD - Senior officials of United States have approached Islamabad to defuse the tensions, Sources have revealed.

While praising Pakistan’s unrivalled sacrifices in anti-terror campaign, the officials informed Pakistani counterparts that Washington would require Islamabad’s additional assistance in the future too.

The US officials—in their written reply—promised ‘to inform President Trump about sacrifices rendered by Pakistan’.

The officials also stated that US would continue to engage with Islamabad on diplomatic channels.

Earlier, the on-off relationship between Pakistan and US dipped to new low after President Trump extended his proclivity of picking Twitter fights while accusing Pakistan of doing nothing for US despite receiving billions in aid.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan took strong exception to Trump’s accusations while apprising the president that Pakistan had lost over $123 bln in so-called War on Terror.

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