He said there have been some demands from the US side including the nuclear issue but Pakistan firmly rejected it and told the United States that there cannot be any compromise on the programme as it is linked to the security of the country.
He said there were also demands about Shakeel Afridi but Pakistan did not oblige. Again the US officials and think tanks have been accusing Pakistan of supporting Haqqani Network but so far they have not provided any concrete evidence for action.
Sartaj Aziz said Spring offensive of Afghan Taliban also caused ripples in the relationship. He said after Kabul attack on 19th of last month the US and the Afghan government suspended the dialogue and opted for use of force but Pakistan has been rejecting this option saying it has not paid for fourteen years.
“However Pakistan is not against targeting irreconcilable elements if negotiations fail.”
The Advisor said Quadrilateral Group on Afghanistan would meet on 18th and 19th of this month to review all related issues.
Sartaj Aziz said issues being debated during US Presidential Election have also caused irritants in the relationship.
He said in response to Indian objections to sale of F-16s, Pakistan has drawn attention of Washington towards recent Indo-US defence deal cautioning that this could disturb strategic balance threatening peace in the region.
Pakistan has sensitized the United States that it does not believe in arms race but would be left with no option to bolster its defence if India’s defence capabilities were enhanced to the disadvantage of Pakistan.