The Pakistan-US diplomatic debacle

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Saqib Ul Islam in “View 360” covered these topics: Over the past 71 years, the United States has betrayed Pakistan multiple times. The latest state department readout which has been termed “factually incorrect” by Pakistan’s foreign spokesperson, elicited a response from Ms Nauert who claimed to stand by the readout. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has rejected the state office’s stance. A cloud of mistrust looms over the forthcoming visit of Mike Pompeo to Islamabad on his way to India.

China said on Tuesday that exerting pressure was not helpful in resolving the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar after U.N. investigators said Myanmar’s military had carried out mass killings of members of the minority.

A U.N. report issued on Monday marked the first time the United Nations had explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their campaign against the Rohingya, and is likely to deepen Myanmar isolation. The investigators called for the U.N. Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, subject its officials to targeted sanctions, and set up an ad hoc tribunal to try suspects or refer them to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.