US confirms that it will withhold aid from Pakistan

After US president Donald Trump tweeted out against Pakistan, the White House has confirmed that the USA would be withholding an already delayed $225 million military aid to Pakistan. Donald Trump accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists and not playing their part in the war on terrorism.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump points to Marine One as he departs for Bedminster, New Jersey, from the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2017.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

“The United States does not plan to spend the $255 million in FY 2016 foreign military financing for Pakistan at this time,” CNN quoted a National Security Council spokesperson as saying.

“The president has made clear the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil,” he added.
The White House spokesperson said, “Pakistan’s actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance.”

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