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Pak envoy calls Barack Obama a 'guest at White House'; US reacts strongly

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India TV News Desk, Washington [Updated:14 Oct 2016, 12:28:36]

The US has termed "ridiculous" the recent comment of a visiting Pakistan envoy that the outgoing American President Barack Obama is now just a guest at the White House.

"That's a ridiculous comment," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told on Thursday when asked about the remark made by the visiting Special Envoy of the Pakistan Prime Minister on Kashmir Issues Mushahid Hussain Syed last week.

"Obama is a guest for the next few months," Syed had said in response to a question about his expectations from the US government during a panel discussion on Kashmir at the Atlantic Council, a US think-tank.

Syed turned his answer to the next US administration after being asked the American government, underlying that the current incumbent was outgoing.

 

"What Pakistan would like from the US - and I'm talking of the incoming administration because Obama is a guest for the next few months, January 20, 2017, there will be a new administration - that they have to see the region where they have a more comprehensive perspective and do not try to compartmentalise peace and security, because that is not possible," Syed had said.

 

(With PTI inputs)

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