Trump's tirade shows he suffers from 'perpetual historic amnesia': Pakistan minister

File photo Pak PM Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Islamabad, Pakistan Nov 19, 2018, 01.26 PM (IST)

Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Monday said US President Donald Trump’s recent tirade against Pakistan should be a lesson to those leaders who kept appeasing the US.

Reacting to US president Trump statement against her country she tweeted that, "the policies of the United States do not coincide with Pakistan’s strategic interests and the war on terror after the 9/11 led to death and destruction in Pakistan." Mazari added that the US President "suffers conveniently from perpetual historic amnesia!"

Minister took to Twitter to remind the US President Donald Trump of the losses incurred by Pakistan over the years in helping the US in the war on terror. 

"Trump's tirade against Pakistan and his claim that that Pak does not do "a damn thing" for the US shd be a lesson for those Pak leaders who kept appeasing the US esp after 9/11! The renditions; the loss of Pak lives in US 'War on Terror'; the free space for Raymond Davis & other operatives. The illegal killings by drone attacks; the list is endless but once again history shows appeasement does not work. Also, whether China or Iran, US policies of containment & isolation do not coincide with Pak strategic interests," tweeted Shireen Mazari.

"@realDonaldTrump suffers conveniently from perpetual historic amnesia!" the tweet read.
 

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On Sunday while speaking to a news channel, Trump defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country does not do "a damn thing" for the US and its government had helped Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Minister took to Twitter to remind the US President Donald Trump of the losses incurred by Pakistan over the years in helping the US in the war on terror.