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Pakistan: Khan Says Meeting Trump Would be 'bitter Pill'

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 11:37 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan says meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him."

In a press briefing Saturday, Khan, who has an international reputation as a ladies man and at home is seen more as a religious conservative, said he has been a staunch opponent of Pakistan's participation in the war on terror since it began in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.

"Pakistan had nothing to do with it," he said, adding he supported co-operation with the United States but not co-opting Pakistan's military into a ground battle with its own people in the tribal regions that border Afghanistan and where Afghan insurgents hide.

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Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan says meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him."In a press briefing Saturday, Khan, who has an...
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