US blocks $255 million military aid to Pakistan

The White House confirmed that the United States has suspended its 255 million dollars military aid to Pakistan for now. It added that the fate of such assistance will depend on Islamabad’s response to terrorism on its soil.

A senior administration officer told PTI, “The United States does not plan to spend the USD 255 million in FY 2016 in Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan at this time.”

 

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

 

The official added that the US administration continues to review Pakistan’s level of cooperation.

 

The confirmation of suspension of the military aid to Pakistan comes after US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but ‘lies and deceit’ and also providing ‘safe haven to terrorists in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years.’

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