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Thursday, January 04, 2018, 16:49
Pakistani military talks of 'response' to any US action
By Associated Press
Thursday, January 04, 2018, 16:49 By Associated Press

Pakistan's army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor speaks with media representatives as he gives details of a captured would-be female suicide bomber Noreen Leghari during a press conference in Rawalpindi on April 17, 2017. (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army spokesman has said his country will react to any action by the United States in the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet on New Year's Day threatening Pakistan.

Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor told the local Geo Television on Wednesday night that Pakistan wants to continue cooperation with the US but will not "compromise on national interests and prestige."

He says any concrete action by the US will be met with a response in line with the wishes of the Pakistani people.

Ghafoor said that "allies don't fight" and that "the US should realize how Pakistan has been cooperative in the war against terror."

Trump has accused Islamabad of providing a safe haven and harboring terrorists.

Ghafoor also said the army carried out operations against the Taliban-allied Haqqani network.

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