Pak tells US, learn from our experience of winning war against terrorism
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif remarked that the United States should learn from Pakistan’s experiences in the war against terrorism rather than threatening or blaming the country.
On US’s harsh statements after the United Nations vote on Jerusalem, Asif remarked on social media that “frustrations on diplomatic front in UN and war in Afghanistan reflected in US statements.”
On Friday, more than 120 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favour of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution calling for America to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favour.
A total of 128 countries backed the resolution, which is non-binding, nine voted against and 35 abstained. Twenty-one countries did not cast a vote.
Trump’s threat appeared to have some impact, with more countries abstaining and rejecting the resolution than usually associated with Palestinian-related resolutions.