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Why does Pakistan refuse military-technical cooperation with Washington?

A key US ally in Central and South Asia is nuclear Pakistan for the first time in stories bilateral ties challenged Washington. Speaking at the Islamabad Institute for Strategic Studies, Pakistan's defense minister, Khurram Dastgir Khan, said that his country had "suspended widespread cooperation with the US through military and intelligence agencies," reports Kommersant.

Why does Pakistan refuse military-technical cooperation with Washington?

"The actions of the Pakistani side were a response to the last steps of the Donald Trump administration, as a result of which the relations of the two countries reached a low point"the newspaper writes.

The United States has done a great deal of stupidity in the past 15 years by giving Pakistan more than $ 33 billion, while they have been lying to us and leading us by the nose, considering our leaders as fools. They provide shelter to the terrorists we hunt for in Afghanistan. More of this will not be!

- declared Trump at the beginning of the year.

As one of the first steps, “Washington is freezing financial assistance to Islamabad in the amount of $ 900 million allocated to anti-terrorist operations,” said Patrick Evans, a representative of the Pentagon’s Military Cooperation Office. This amount looks substantial, considering that Pakistan’s defense expenditures amount to about $ 8 billion per year.

“Having subjected his most problematic ally in Asia to a demonstrative punishment, Washington is not urged to consider the situation a“ point of no return ”and is still counting on using such measures to make Pakistan begin to work off American money”- the article says.

Confirming that, trying to force Pakistan to loyalty, Washington risks to achieve the opposite effect, was the reaction of Islamabad to the demands to start the fight against terrorism. Thus, the head of the Pakistani Foreign Ministry, Khawaj Asif, called the United States "a friend who always betrays." He added: "Pakistan has friends: China, Iran, Russia and Turkey."

Further cooling of relations with the United States pushes Pakistan toward rapprochement with China and Russia, which in the future may lead to a change in the balance of power and the redistribution of roles in the Asian region

- thinks Dmitry Mosyakov, head of the Center for Southeast Asia at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In turn, a researcher at the Maine Institute (USA), Pakistani political scientist Ahsan Chaudhary, believes that no matter how strong the ties of Pakistan with China and Russia are, the country's rapprochement with them has limits.

The families of most Pakistani leaders live in the United States, and there they hold their capital. I would not wait for a sharp cooling of relations between the USA and Pakistan. It looks like we are seeing bargaining, not a fundamental change in position.

said Chaudhary.
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  1. Rusland
    Rusland 11 January 2018 13: 36
    Until the first change of power, and then silence and grace.
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 11 January 2018 13: 43
      It seems that Pakistan has realized that it is a nuclear power, and not an Anglo-Saxon colony. Special thanks to Eun! lol
    2. mihey
      mihey 11 January 2018 13: 44
      The Chinese will not allow it - they throw dough there no less. For them, paki is one of the very real allies against India.
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 11 January 2018 13: 52
      Families of most Pakistani leaders live in the United States, and there they hold their capital. I would not expect a sharp cooling of relations between the United States and Pakistan. It seems that we are seeing a bargain, not a fundamental change in position,

      That's the eastern bazaar, some want to pay less, others want more, the market. wink
  2. san4es
    san4es 11 January 2018 13: 38
    The United States has done a lot of stupidity, giving Pakistan more than $ 15 billion over the past 33 years, while they lied to us

    bully ... "Knocked over" huckster at $ 33 billion angry
  3. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 11 January 2018 13: 41
    A new Maidan is brewing.
    1. nik-karata
      nik-karata 11 January 2018 13: 47
      “The families of most Pakistani leaders live in the United States, and there they hold their capital.

      There will be no Maidan!
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 11 January 2018 13: 45
    They "threw" the United States a long time ago when they transferred
    invented by a Pakistani scientist gradual enrichment method
    Uranium using centrifuges to Iran and Libya.
    Then the Americans "endured", and today Pakistan is virtually the same anyway
    went under the wing of China - there is nothing to lose.
  5. Zlat070
    Zlat070 11 January 2018 13: 56
    Quote: voyaka uh
    They "threw" the United States a long time ago when they transferred
    invented by a Pakistani scientist gradual enrichment method
    Uranium using centrifuges to Iran and Libya.

    Since when did Pakistani scientists invent this enrichment method?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 January 2018 14: 13
      Maybe they didn’t invent, I won’t argue,
      but with his help they “filled” their warheads,
      and then transferred the technology to Iran.
  6. PalBor
    PalBor 11 January 2018 14: 05
    The mistress left the bunny? Without a dough there was a bunny? Nicely, China will pick ...
  7. pavelty
    pavelty 11 January 2018 14: 07
    To be friends with us is also not particularly reasonable ... so in spite of the Indians if you play
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 11 January 2018 14: 48
    China of course steers, and redneck \ greed should have ended this.
    By the way, on the question of the Yankees friends and allies, are they, as it were, loyal and not bought at all ???
  9. bald
    bald 11 January 2018 16: 14
    We live in an interesting time, geopolitics is changing before our eyes. And the sixes froze, the mouth is changing. And Moscow for a session from a high tower, what should I do ?! --- But nothing to whom to hang themselves, and to whom to dry crackers - Moscow remembers everything.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 11 January 2018 19: 43
      Time goes by, the center of power can shift.
      Someone who decided to advance in advance ... but maybe hegemon did not pay extra?
      1. bald
        bald 11 January 2018 20: 33
        Good evening Victor. Honestly, there are a lot of things. Yes, I didn’t pay extra to the money account, but this is only one thing. Forty years, I don’t know for sure, Pakistan was under America and had to do everything that the hegemon would say. Times change, the strain grew. Pakistan has long been tired of this adviser. And here is such a moment !!! America was specifically bent on many fronts. Russia in Syria, Turkey, one might say sent, some kind of small DPRK doesn’t put it at all, China saw it in a coffin, proud Iran, I pay tribute, it has been opposed to it for so many years. Pakistan sees all this, while possessing nuclear weapons. Pakistan is ripe. And the Americans are fools, still trying to ban Pakistan from a deal with China for the construction of a railway and the construction of a sea base in the port city of Gwadar - the base is understandable not only commercial. For most intelligent states, it has long been clear who the states are the breeding grounds for terrorism. Pakistan does not need terrorists, and they climb from Afghanistan (unambiguously as directed). Pakistan has chosen the right path and it is not indifferent to Russia, it is clear that relations will only grow and it is great that the grievances for the past are forgotten. Victor is such a topic, hell immediately cover - especially here. I am also a fisherman, but it's in PM.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 11 January 2018 22: 04
          Times are interesting, after 90 x they are probably the most iconic, not only for us.
          The theme of both the neighbor and the Yankees is of course immense. It is possible to shorten winter evenings ... a telly given is not interesting.
          At the expense of fishing, you can in PM, or mail ... that's the topic is immense.
          1. bald
            bald 12 January 2018 00: 01
            The telly is entirely advertising. IN - saves - the topics are interesting, they do not give a numb. Pakistan in general is interesting in itself, of course we don’t know much, but how much dark was going on there and ours, during the time of Afghanistan, certain groups of specialists, also went there.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 12 January 2018 09: 49
              The East is such a thing, dark and subtle, they say. For some time now I’m not digesting everything connected with it. I don’t want it, Schaub this tramp (ISIS) crawled to our borders, so I perceive the operation in Syria as a preventive measure. I am for peace, but it had to be done.
              I live nearby, an hour by car and Central Asia is here.
              1. bald
                bald 12 January 2018 10: 04
                Sooner or later, terrorists will trample to the north. Here is a map, do you think they will go, route.
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 12 January 2018 10: 20
                  The most "tidbit" at the tukmen and Kazakhs .... rich places immeasurably. The rest is easy, for a snack, and human resources are there. I’m two steps to the green zone.
                  And there, and so they treat us unfriendly ... and if you knead the religious bodyagi. oooh, it will be completely bloody.
                  1. bald
                    bald 12 January 2018 10: 46
                    Perhaps the best option. Ours are in Tajikistan, next to Pakistan (their adversary), then Uzbekistan, and, well, Kazakhstan. If through Turkestan, the deserts between the Caspian and the Aral Sea are embarrassing, and they are up to the northernmost point of the Caspian. It’s also not realistic - they just need to go out into the open, empty terrain from settlements - their VKS will cover, and specifically.
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 12 January 2018 11: 03
                      Fanatically religious. what is dangerous, if you DO NOT look attentively, we can skip everything, it will become visible. when it’s already blazing.
                      So they will climb to where they will find brothers in their faith !!!
                      There are nuances here, but with religion I don’t have ah, so here you need the opinion of a specialist.
                      So, if there is a geopolitical batch, purely by geographical respectability, we won’t go!
                      1. bald
                        bald 12 January 2018 11: 24
                        This problem is yet to come, but for now in the West we have the main thorn. (but do not forget this region).
                  2. bald
                    bald 12 January 2018 10: 57
                    They just have to make a mess in that region: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan - the last one I think is unlikely - China will not. It is worth the thugs to enter Kazakhstan - there, too, the aerospace forces will pay off.
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 12 January 2018 11: 54
                      Yes, our problem seems to be across the ocean, but tentacles stretched all over the world.
                      Middle East - China certainly doesn’t need the kind of kneading there, but it’s as if to protect our interests no matter how ah .... so that you yourself, don’t bang your ears!
                      1. bald
                        bald 12 January 2018 12: 05
                        Forever Russia raking, well, at least someone helped. Okay, as our people say, we’ll break through.
  10. bogart047
    bogart047 11 January 2018 19: 30
    Pakistan is the same political prostitute as Ukraine. It doesn’t matter who and how, if only they would pay.
  11. faterdom
    faterdom 12 January 2018 01: 12
    Good news. The States, since the loss of their main ally in the BV-Shah Iran for years, have made tremendous efforts to increase their presence in Central Asia. This includes support for Afghan mujahideen during the OKSV, and long-term sponsorship and development of the Pakistani armed forces and intelligence, and the use of action 9-11, which is questionable from all points of view, to invade Afghanistan, and initially successful attempts to gain a foothold in the former republics of the USSR. The struggle for the "heartland" in its purest form, from there to threaten both Russia, China and the Middle East.
    And for the full American happiness I really wanted Crimea under the base.
    And now - Crimea, even hopes have been lost, from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan they have gone astray, in Afghanistan it’s not funny to talk about any success, but there’s also an old faithful support - nuclear Pakistan is drifting towards China with such a strong speed, and even Remembers Russia. And plus to everything - Eun is brazenly not so afraid and laughs in the face. and Assad did not leave. And allies like KSA twitched.
    This is simply the "success" of long-term US foreign policy!
    We look forward to the next "success".