Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid, says it harbors terrorists


Trump has in the past threatened to withhold the aid to Pakistan as the U.S. feels Islamabad is failing to cooperate on counterterrorism efforts. He further accused Islamabad of harbouring the terrorists that the United States was hunting in neighbouring Afghanistan.

"We can reasonably argue that Trump administration's decision today has abundantly vindicated India's stand as far as terror is concerned and as far as Pakistan's role in perpetrating terror is concerned", said Minister of State Jitendra Singh. We have told the Trump administration that we will not do "no more" for it.

When a team of crack USA soldiers neutralised Laden in his hideout in the early hours of May 2, 2011, it came to light that he had been living in Pakistan for quite some time, and about just a kilometre away from Pakistan Military Academy, where the best of Pakistan's armed forces are trained.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi after US President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit", a media report said. "I couldn't agree more", tweeted Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky.

In July, Defence Secretary James Mattis previously stalled a $50 million aid package to the country in July by withholding a certification that Pakistan had done enough to fight the Haqqani Network. Pakistani security forces rescued American hostage Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, and their three children born during the five years they spent in captivity.

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Trump who returned to the White House from Mar-a-Lago in Florida where he spent his Christmas and New Year vacation did not respond to shouted questions from reporters on "what is your plan on Pakistan?" He voiced his support for the protesters there, saying it is "TIME FOR CHANGE".

He's regularly condemned the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, which lifted some economic sanctions against the nation. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. Trump's son Donald Trump Jr tweeted yesterday.

USA officials have long expressed frustration with Pakistan, accusing the government of being slow to stamp out terrorist networks.

He's backed those demonstrating against the government in multiple tweets since Saturday. "President Trump just delinked Pak military funding from LeT. Hugplomacyfail", Rahul had said in a tweet.