Skip to comments.James Mattis: Pakistan must 'get on board' with Afghan peace talks
Posted on 12/03/2018 12:55:38 PM PST by be-baw
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon Monday, Mr. Mattis demanded Islamabad provide explicit support for all those who are trying to maintain peace in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region.
We are looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the subcontinent and across this war in Afghanistan. It is time for everyone to get on board, Mr. Mattis said ahead of bilateral talks with Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday.
His comments coincide with a new effort by the Trump administration to prod Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for support and facilitation to help reach a political solution to the Afghan war. President Trump included the request for Mr. Khans assistance in the Afghan peace process in a letter sent to the Pakistani leader Monday.
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Pakistan was our enemy then and is our enemy now.
The only reason they even pretended to get along with us was that we were fully prepared to nuke them after 9/11 if they didn’t, and they knew the world would not disapprove.
A war that we won every battle but ultimately lost overall.
Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI started the Taliban.
They don’t want the war to end.
For many years I blasted the dumb Israeli Jews for thinking they could talk their way into a peaceful settlement with the Muslims.
Now I see us drifting into the same approach to the Taliban (Muslims) - Tom
I like that, put the blame on the pseudostate of Pakistan.
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