Pakistan's cricketer turned politician Imran Khan says meeting US 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 on Saturday, Khan 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 US.
"Pakistan had nothing to do with it," he said
Khan added that 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.
His comments came in the backdrop of Pakistan, earlier this week, suspending intelligence and military cooperation with the United States after Washington froze military assistance to Pakistan.
"Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir says intelligence and military cooperation with the United States has been suspended after its froze military assistance to Pakistan. #Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibilities in war against terror and will continue efforts to maintain peace," Pakistan Government said on Twitter.
(With inputs from AP)