US will assess Pak ties over Afghanistan’s future, says Antony Blinken

The United States will be looking at its relationship with Pakistan in the coming weeks and to formulate what role Washington would want it play in the future of Afghanistan, said US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.

In the first public hearing in Congress about Afghanistan since last month’s collapse of the US-backed Afghan government, Blinken told the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee that Pakistan has a “multiplicity of interests some that are in conflict with ours.” “It is one that is involved hedging its bets constantly about the future of Afghanistan, it’s one that’s involved harboring members of the Taliban… It is one that’s also involved in different points cooperation with us on counterterrorism,” Blinken said.