Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Afghan President Ghani: Pakistan Must Stop Harboring Terrorists

Afghan President Ghani: Pakistan Must Stop Harboring Terrorists

Trump said that that United Nations member states should unite to face global dangers, and rallied other countries to do their part in solving global issues, including sharing the burden of fighting terrorism.

After Trump's threatening speech, the South Korean president struck a different tone, saying the crisis "needs to be managed stably so that tensions will not become overly intensified or accidental military clashes will not destroy peace". It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people.

Abbasi and Pence agreed to work together to carry forward the bilateral relationship and discussed matters relating to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Trump's emphatic condemnation of terrorists and those nations providing patronage to terror groups, came on the heels of Trump's speech on the War in Afghanistan he made last month that slammed Pakistan's role in granting safe havens to terrorists.

Trump said: "The Afghan soldiers are doing the fighting".

"The future of Afghanistan matters because we are on the front lines of the global effort to eradicate the threat of terrorism", Ghani said.

Trump would make the announcement about economic penalties on Friday during a meeting NY with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, USA officials said.

Trump revealed his South Asia strategy in an August 23 speech pledging the an enduring military presence in Afghanistan to help the government combat the Taliban insurgent movement. "It's not in anyone's interest", Ghani said.

Abassi said Islamabad is ready to work with Kabul to "end all cross-border attacks", and it will continue pursuing its domestic war against terrorists, which he claimed has "cleared out tribal areas of nearly all militant groups" at the cost of thousands of civilian and military lives.

I've also heard, not only this morning but over the last few weeks, that the spirit is tremendous over there of your Afghan forces and of the American forces.

Nonetheless Pakistan has to be mindful of the consequences of harboring terrorist organisations.

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's meeting with Afghan Ambassador Dr Omar Zakhilwal also displays a new found intention from both sides to resume dialogue and cooperation.

The SAFRON minister said the worldwide community needed to create conducive condition in Afghanistan for repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland.

Ghani then said there has been an "immense change" on the ground since Trump made the announcement he was sending more troops. These GLOCS (ground lines of communication) were considered to be vital for the USA running its war in Afghanistan for the past 15 years.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes. We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea. Yes.

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