White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.
“There are some areas where the United States and Pakistan have been able to effectively cooperate to counter terrorism and to fight extremism, and that’s served the interest of both countries, and obviously, tragically, Pakistan is a country where many victims of terrorism have been claimed,”
he expressed according to Indiatv reports.
Earnest said that President Obama expressed sanguine that Trump administration will be able deepen that cooperation with Pakistan, making both the countries safer.
In response to questions asked on Afghanistan, he said,
“What President Obama promised to do when taking office was to refocus our attention on the threat from Al Qaeda that emanates in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, and President Obama put in place a strategy, working closely with his national security team at the state department and the intelligence community, and of course the Department of Defense,”.
“Over the course of several years, in part relying on some new capabilities, succeeded in decimating core Al Qaeda that previously menaced the United States from hideouts in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region,”