US rejects Hafiz Saeed's remark of India-US pact being anti-Muslim
We have a strong bilateral relationship with Pakistan, but one that is premised on counterterrorism cooperation, the US has said
Mark Toner, US Dept of State Deputy Spokesperson, on Thursday rejected Hafiz Saeed's statements that the new pact between India and America against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was against Muslims.
Addressing at daily press briefing, the United States State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Toner said, "I mean, I would dismiss it outright. We have a strong bilateral relationship with Pakistan, but one that is premised on counterterrorism cooperation and as - as part of that conversation, or that dialogue and that cooperation that we have on counterterrorism issues."
Hafiz Saeed, leader and founder of the banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-taiba (LeT), on Wednesday had said that the new pact between India and America against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is anti-Muslim.
Saeed said that the mutual consent of the two nations against the CPEC hints preparation of a terrifying war.
"The new pact between India and America is against Pakistan, against CPEC; in fact, I believe it is against the Muslim World. This is a very frightening pact," Saeed said.
"What America could not achieve while being in Afghanistan, where it faced a dishonourable defeat, it is now trying to complete its mission from India. It (US) believes that since Afghanistan was a country of Muslims, they could not achieve their targets while being inside the country, all they could do was spreading terrorism and unrest across Pakistan," the terrorist leader said.