World must treat Pakistan with respect: Jeremy Corbyn

Published: September 7, 2017
The Leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. PHOTO: REUTERS

A policy of respect, not criticism, should be followed when it comes to Pakistan, according to the United Kingdom’s Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn.

The comments referred to US President Donald Trump’s August 22 speech in which he accused Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists while unveiling the new US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

“Pakistan must be treated with respect, and all countries should avoid criticising it,” said Corbyn, leader of Britain’s main opposition party, during an interview with BBC Urdu.

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“All the countries of the world should make all-possible efforts for the eradication of terrorism,” Corbyn said.

He went on to add that Trump’s proposed increase in the number of US troops in the war-torn Afghanistan is a continuation of previous failed policies in Afghanistan.

“I do not support it. The solution to the Afghan crisis is a political dialogue,” he added.

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Speaking about the Rohingya crisis, Corbyn said he respected Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and would remind her that “when you were under house arrest, we held marches for you and supported your struggle for human rights. Now you should also respect the human rights of Rohingya Muslims the same way…and ensure that they get their full rights as citizens and not be expelled from their homes”.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Tyggar
    Sep 7, 2017 - 11:39PM

    Respect must be earnedRecommend

    Sep 8, 2017 - 12:22AM

    Pakistan can earn the respect of the world by doing what the entire world has been asking Pakistan to do. Get rid of all types of terrorists, good or bad both.Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav
    Sep 8, 2017 - 1:02AM

    LOL. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Sep 8, 2017 - 1:05AM

    He is the same guy, who wanted to talk to ISIS; only backed down when they did multiple attacks in Europe, including Manchester, Britain.Recommend

  • mahakaalchakra
    Sep 8, 2017 - 3:29AM

    and then he will say, respect North Korea!
    Sir respected is earned by the actions and policies.Recommend

  • Multan
    Sep 8, 2017 - 4:36AM

    Aww.. Really then clap…Recommend

  • imran
    Sep 8, 2017 - 6:41AM

    9/11 really screwed up muslims. it did more harm than terrorism to non muslims.Recommend

  • influence
    Sep 8, 2017 - 7:16AM

    You get the respect you deserve.Recommend

  • mahakaalchakra
    Sep 8, 2017 - 7:52AM

    Perhaps Jeremy wanted to say, “Pakistan should respect the world”Recommend

  • harkol
    Sep 8, 2017 - 9:12AM

    Respect is earned, never given.Recommend

  • Truth
    Sep 9, 2017 - 11:59AM

    @mahakaalchakra: I can see fire in your back :)Recommend

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