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U.S. gives mixed signal to Pakistan over military operations in Afghanistan

Pentagon calls it Pakistan's international issue as the State Department empathizes with the country
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Days after Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif vowed to launched cross border attacks into Afghanistan to target the outlawed Pakistani militant organization TPP, the United States has sent mixed signals to both the Pentagon and State Department refraining from opposing such operation, while stopping short of backing potential action.

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said that Pakistan has suffered heavily at the hands of terrorists, the US does not support the Taliban, they have made it clear that they are not funding the Taliban.

The Taliban’s so-called imposition of morality is a violation of the rights of the Afghan people, and the United States is closely watching the Taliban’s treatment of the Afghan people, he said.

In response to a question, the US State Department spokesperson said that the US does not support the Taliban, and they have made it clear that they are not funding the Taliban.

Matthew Miller has further said that the UN has issued a report on the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan and the so-called moral supervision in Afghanistan, and the unexpected and arbitrary implementation of the Taliban’s so-called ethics is damaging the human rights of the Afghan people.

Meanwhile, Major General Patrick Ryder, the spokesperson of the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), while addressing a press conference in Washington, said that the decision regarding the airstrikes on the proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is Pakistan’s internal matter. It is up to Pakistan to decide how it secures its borders.

He said that the security issues faced by Pakistan are for it to resolve, and all decisions in this regard will be its own.

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Major General Patrick Ryder further said that there are concerns about terrorism across the region, and they will continue to work with Pakistan to counter regional terrorism.

In response to a question, Major General Patrick Ryder said that he cannot comment on any potential intelligence-based operations with Pakistan.

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