The United States wants Pakistan to turn over terrorists

Last Updated: Jan 12 2018 17:32

The Trump administration publicly said and acknowledged that it expects Pakistan to “do the right thing” and “turn over” terrorists to the US.

“We would hope that Pakistan would come to the table and that they would turn over those terrorists that we have asked be turned over,” Steve Goldstein, undersecretary of state for public affairs, said at the state department’s daily briefing on Thursday. “We’ve indicated very clearly that we are – that we believe that can happen … They have not yet come forward.”

“Yes, the demand for handing over terrorists seems new,” said a long-time observer of US-Pakistan relations, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.