Abb Takk News

US To Take Further Actions Against Pakistan: White House    

Washington (January 3, 2018): The White House on Tuesday said it wanted to see Pakistan do more to fight terrorism and that it would likely announce actions to pressure Islamabad within days.

“Our goal is that we know that they can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

“In terms of specific actions, I think you’ll see some more details come out on that in the next 24 to 48 hours.”

The announcement comes amid a period of heightened tensions between the two nations, after the US president said that Washington had foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years.

In a tweet on Monday, US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing but lies and deceit, thinking US leaders to be fools.

“They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he had said.

Click Play Button to Watch this Video

Minutes earlier, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the US was withholding $255 million in aid to Islamabad, accusing Pakistan of failing to cooperate fully in the fight against terrorism.

“The administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” Haley told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday.

“They work with us at times, and they also harbour the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan,” she said.

“That game is not acceptable to this administration. We expect far more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism,” she added.

Related News:

US Withholds $255 mln In Aid to Pakistan: Haley

Asif Offers US ‘Audit of Its Assistance by US Firm’