Close strategic partnership with Pakistan will continue: US

Published: January 31, 2015
State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki. PHOTO: AFP

State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON: The United States said it would continue to have a close strategic partnership with Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported. 

State Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki in Washington said that the United States’ relationship with Islamabad is strong and vital for its strategic needs.

With continued tension between India and Pakistan and shelling on the line of control and the Working Boundary, the spokesperson said that the two countries should enter into a dialogue for a peaceful resolution of their issues.

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  • abreez
    Jan 31, 2015 - 11:26AM

    I think now ‘House of Boney’ will realize that helping UK and USA in $300,000,000,000 trade was a mistake, if not blunder. His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince must understand that now helping UK and USA in this trade means making India powerful ultimately.


  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Jan 31, 2015 - 11:58AM

    How long US will show hypocrisy before the world because on the first hand US declares India its the trustworthy and credible partner in Afghanistan,signs civil nuclear technology with India and trying its best and utmost to make India’s defence formidable against China and on the other hand declares Pakistan its front line and strategic partner in the war of terrorism but never wants to sign civil nuclear technology with Pakistan whereas Pakistan is facing the most worst ever energy crisis and needs it to overcome energy crisis and how long Pakistani beggar and slave leadership will be easily deceived and fooled by the such these US’ leadership’s hypocritical statements????


    Jan 31, 2015 - 12:18PM

    They know the fool won’t know what it means.


  • paki
    Jan 31, 2015 - 12:41PM

    Diplomacy is best hypocracy and vice versa. America is REAL partner of India as it has proved several times in history. But it is partner oe pakis just on words not by her actions.


  • Adnan Khan
    Jan 31, 2015 - 1:12PM

    it is a history of US, that it always plays a dual role in strategic communication. One one side India & Pakistan are enemies and on other side US plays its role to make relation with both countries but India on first priority, simplifies that US has to gain benefits on both ends. That’s why Psaki highlights that India & Pakistan should enter the dialogue. But ultimately this is not there aim, there is strategic game behind this statement. The time will show the outcomes. But Pakistan should be careful in handling issues with both countries such as US & India.


  • Asok
    Jan 31, 2015 - 1:24PM

    @Aschraful, why bring China into this discussion?

    There’s no reason why US can’t have strategic partnership with both India and Pakistan. The two countries are not natural enemies, and if US can bring them closer, so much the better for both nations.


  • A Peshawary
    Jan 31, 2015 - 2:30PM

    USA relationship with Islamabad is strong and vital for its strategic needs. ” The Satwan Bahri Bhairha The seventh fleet” which embarked on the road of strategic partnership in sixties from an unknown coast of North America is still to reach its destination in Bay of Bengal.

    A Peshawary


  • Tony Singh
    Jan 31, 2015 - 4:21PM

    @Aschraful Makhlooq:
    How is this a hypocrisy? USA’s relationship with India and Pakistan is NOT a zero sum game.
    Pakistan has its own priorities qand interests vis-a-vis USA and India has its own. I don’t see any reason USA should follow “either or” relationship with India or Pakistan


  • Sarfraz Khan
    Feb 1, 2015 - 1:37PM

    She said a “strategic” partner, not a friend or an ally. Strategy means “need of the hour”. Pakistan is a partner because it is currently needed.


  • rkfromny
    Feb 8, 2015 - 11:04PM

    Sure.. bet the Pakistani reporter begged for such a response.. and don’t worry of course the Americans need you.. to further American interests on your soil.. !!Recommend

  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Feb 9, 2015 - 8:02PM

    The old relation between the countries should continue as it is between India and Russia . Terrorism is a common threat to both the countries as well as to India .Recommend

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