Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan

Trump Accuses Pakistan Of 'Lies And Deceit,' Threatens To Pull Billions In Aid

US President Donald Trump has shared new national security strategy on Monday.

Trump said that the U.S. had only gotten "lies" and "deceit" in return for the monetary aid it had provided.

US-Pakistani ties, long contentious, have taken a nosedive under Trump, who in August declared that "Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror".

The United States, has provided Pakistan with more than $33 billion Dollars in aid since 2002. "They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help", he said in his first tweet of 2018. "No more!" Trump said in his first tweet of the year.

Earlier this month, Trump had already hinted that he may cut off the aid for good.

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"We make massive payments every year to Pakistan".

It was not immediately clear why Trump opted to tweet on Pakistan.

As the year came to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence in a surprise visit to Afghanistan's Bagram air base warned that Trump has now "put Pakistan on notice" in what is the harshest US warning to Islamabad since the beginning of the Afghan war over 16 years ago.

Pakistan had no official comment on Monday, but Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted that his government was preparing a response that "will let the world know the truth".

United States officials told the newspaper that the Americans demanded access to the man who they feel might have valuable information about the whereabouts of at least one other American hostage.

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Pak as anti-terror ally has given free to United States: land & air communication, military bases & intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs, but they have given us nothing but invective & mistrust.

Since 2002, the United States has given Islamabad more than $33 billion in aid.

It said USA officials had sought but been denied access to a member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network captured in Pakistan who potentially could provide information about at least one American hostage.

When asked about the government's stance if the USA conducts drone attacks in settled areas of the country, the foreign minister said that the country will defend its sovereignty.

Trump first signaled that the USA was reassessing its fractious relations with Pakistan in August, when he accused Islamabad of harboring "agents of chaos".

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