The United States Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, while talking private news channel, said that responsibility for trouble in Afghanistan and failure to resolve it does not lie with Pakistan or President Ashraf Ghani but President Barack Obama.
He criticised Obama’s policies while talking about the region.
According to the US senator, the relation of Pakistan with the United States is fundamentally important and the terms between the two are better than before.
However, he said that US-Pakistan relations have entered a sensitive phase ever since extremist outfit, Islamic State (IS) emerged in Afghanistan. He favoured talks and negotiations among countries for resolution of outstanding issues instead of a boycott.
India should not have had any issue with Pakistan’s Nuclear Suppliers Group inclusion bid, Republican’s 2008 presidential nominee said adding that good terms with the neighbours are in the benefit for all.
He observed that permanent deployment of US troops to Afghanistan will be beneficial just like Korea, Japan and Germany.
McCain said that he would meet Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Chairman of the Senate, Raza Rabbani soon.