Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 2 (ANI): Afghanistan's former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh has said that United States President Donald Trump had become one of his countrymen in view of the phrases he used to describe Pakistan in his recent strongly-worded tweet.
"Remember every time we spoke of your deception and support for mass murder of Afghans you would mention one of the above names. It is over now. Trump has had enough of your lies and deceptions and he has openly and rightly acknowledged the truth, the reality and by virtue of being truthful, he has become one of us. He has even borrowed our phrases to describe you," Amrullah Saleh said, in a statement.
"Dear Pakistani Establishment it gives me such a feeling of achievement to remind you that Trump is not a member of the Northern Alliance, (your fictional structure and imagination) he is not an agent of the NDS, he is not on the payroll of R&AW, he is not from Panjshir valley and has never had any affiliation and connection with late commander Masoud, the iconic national hero of Afghanistan who earned his fame fighting you with meagre resources and bare hands," the statement added.
Trump, on Monday, tweeted that the US had been 'foolishly' providing military aid to Pakistan for 15 years, but in return, it has only received 'lies and deceit.'
"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Trump said.
The tweet came in the wake of JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed looking to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan and thereby, forming a party by the name of Milli Muslim League (MML).
Earlier on December 30 as well, a report emerged that the United States was considering to withhold a USD 255-million aid to Islamabad due to Pakistan's inability to destroy terror safe havens.
Saeed was recently released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.
India has also, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed - wanted for allegedly plotting the Mumbai attacks.(ANI)