Nawaz Sharif’s envoys call US a declining power, say Pak would move towards China, Russia

The Special Kashmir Envoy has gone to the extent to warn US that Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if its views on Kashmir and India are not considered.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:34 pm
Pakistan, US, China, Russia, Pakistan-US relations, Kashmir, Kashmir issue, special envoy, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan news, world news, latest news, Indian express Nawaz Sharif’s envoys in Washington have said that Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if the US don’t change their view on Kashmir and India. (File Photo)

America is “no longer a world power” and Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if its views on Kashmir and India are not considered, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s envoys have said here. “(The) US is no longer a world power. It is a declining power. Forget about it,” Special Kashmir Envoy of Sharif, Mushahid Hussain Syed was heard as saying Wednesday after the conclusion of an interaction at the Atlantic Council, one of the top American think-tanks.

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Syed and Shazra Mansab, another Kashmir Envoy, are in the US as part of the Pakistani effort to apprise the global community of the current situation in Kashmir and allegations of human rights violations in the Valley.

Syed has gone to the extent to warn US that Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if its views on Kashmir and India are not considered.

He was apparently responding to a question from a member in the audience after the conclusion of the 90-minute interaction during which he expressed his frustration over the lack of response to his point of view on Kashmir and India.

The remarks of Syed were not recorded on camera, but was heard prominently by those inside the room.

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Thereafter, he was quick to point out China and newly perceived relationship with Russia, which he had mentioned during his interaction at the Atlantic Council.

Syed submitted a dossier of alleged human rights violation in Kashmir to Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Olson.

With no takers for Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, Syed said China is now an important factor in South Asia and described Beijing as part of what he termed as Greater South Asia.

“There has been slow and steady building of relationship between Moscow and Islamabad,” he said, referring to the joint military exercise between Pakistan and Russia.

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Syed said the Putin government has for the first time agreed to sell arms to Pakistan and the US should take note of this changing regional alignment.

“Unfortunately under the Obama administration, there was a drift in American foreign policy towards our region, towards Afghanistan. There was confusion and there was a lot of flip-flops. I think, the Obama administration could not figure out this region Afghanistan and Pakistan and as a consequence this region suffered.

“With policies one step back and one step (forward), announcing surge, announcing a cut off time for exit. Asking sometime Pakistan that please we want to talk to the Taliban and then saying that we want to take on the Taliban and finally they said there would be no American troops and then they end up having 8,500 troops stationed in Afghanistan. It leaves this to the next administration,” he said.

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  1. I
    Oct 6, 2016 at 10:28 am
    India will never let go its spying legacy ... this news give the idea how India is snooping in the common conversations by stan envoy.. sun sun kia kheh raha hai... ye to bari khabar hai... stupidity on its heights.
    1. K
      Oct 6, 2016 at 10:01 am
      Beggar is telling a generous donor that if you don't give me alms then I will go begging to China (who is already my biggest alms provider), Russia, Saudi Arabia and any body who is ready to become my master and take me under its protection as pet.
      1. Virendra Sason
        Oct 6, 2016 at 5:10 am
        लालूजी, मौसम वैज्ञानिक व्यक्ति विशेष ही नहीं, देश (पाकिस्तान) भी होता हैं?
        1. J
          Oct 6, 2016 at 6:27 am
          1. J
            Oct 6, 2016 at 8:27 am
            Mind boggling! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If US is not a global power, why does stan runs to it every time some body kicks it? Or it has got a clear signal from them that no more free lunch so it is safe to belittle them? It says it will run to china not US to beg. What is new here? Is any proof required that china owns stan even;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As far as Russia is concerned, they will certainly like to sell arms to any body who asks for it - nothing wrong in it. But these will not come free as in the case of US. China is not so naive to give them money. So it will go begging to US with its foot in the mouth,to give it money so that it can buy Russian arms? If they wish to understand Russian position, read Russian ambador to India's detailed statement. Provided they know how to read. Russian are also not naive to forgo Indian partnership in favour of some;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As far as American strength is concerned, inspite of little downturn in their fortune, US is still world's only superpower, Russia can match it in military power but never in turns of financial muscle. China is still couple of decades away to come anywhere near it, if at;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So let go of your favourite pastime of day dreaming and get real!
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