A U.S. Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden pushed back at President Donald Trump after the president called his superior a Hillary Clinton "fan" - saying the mission to take out the nation's top terror target was 'bipartisan'.
On Monday, Trump tweeted again and doubled down on those claims.
'Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did.
Mr Khan highlighted the logistical support Pakistan provided the U.S. as it fought in Afghanistan before saying it had made Pakistan a "scapegoat" for its failures during the conflict, with the Afghan Taliban remaining stronger than at any point since the 2001 US-led invasion.
"Pak has suffered enough fighting US's war". "Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war & over $123 bn was lost to economy". "But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there", said Trump.
No other country had paid a heavier price than Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, Janjua told U.S. envoy. He raked up allegations of global terror kingpin having lived in Pakistan with relative ease.
According to details, responding to a question related to the series of tweets from Trump and his interview to Fox News, in which he alleged Pakistan for doing nothing for the US, Colonel Rob Manning, Director of Defense Press Operations, said, "They [Pakistan] remain a critical partner in our South Asia strategy and there's been no change to our military-to-military relationship with Pakistan". He said the country continues to provide free lines of ground and air communications to the US.
"One day we're told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin-Laden is public enemy number one, and USA jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan".
The prime minister said the United States aid was a minuscule $20 billion in comparison with the losses suffered by Pakistan.
As part of Trump's effort to resolve the 17-year war in Afghanistan, Washington has escalated pressure on Pakistan, whose assistance the US believes is needed to compel the Taliban to agree to negotiate with the government in Kabul.
Trump, while announcing his Afghanistan and South Asia policy in August past year, had hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of chaos" that kill Americans in Afghanistan and warned Islamabad that it has "much to lose" by harbouring terrorists. "Can Mr. Trump name another ally that gave such sacrifices?"
The insurgents have so far declined government overtures for peace talks this year, and instead have escalated violence against US and Afghan forces.