U.S. officials had indicated on Thursday that the aid suspension would impact the State Department's foreign military financing (FMF) and the Department of Defense's Coalition Support Funds (CSF). These developments pushed Pakistan away from the United States war efforts in the neighbouring country and brought it closer to China.
Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the restrictions covered security assistance above and beyond the $255 million for Pakistani purchases of American military equipment that the administration held up in August.
Have U.S. -Pakistan relations always been this fraught?
The Trump administration is considering a range of other punishments, too, including sanctions, increased drone strikes and a withdrawal of support for Pakistan at global financial institutions such as the World Bank, my colleagues reported.
But Pakistan quickly became an important military asset.
As recently as October, Trump credited U.S. It accused the USA of scapegoating Pakistan for its own failure to bring peace to Afghanistan.
It said that Pakistan believed that its cooperation with United States in fighting terrorism directly served U.S. national security interests as well as the larger interests of the global community.
The Bush and Obama administrations expressed frustration with Pakistan, suggesting that the country had not done enough to help eradicate terrorism. Just how much aid is to be suspended is not known precisely but it would all be military and no civilian aid is to be curtailed. "That will have to change and that will change immediately".
It was clear that the U.S. state department had not even decided on the exact quantum of aid that would be cut before it went public.
The Trump administration is rightly signaling to Islamabad that "business as usual" has come to an end.
The money that has been suspended at this time does not mean that it will be withheld forever, she said. In an article published on the website of Gatestone Institute, an worldwide policy council and think tank in New York, Islamabad-based journalist Kaswar Klasra has said that ISIS will continue to carry out attacks, itself or through other outfits such as Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and the Taliban, unless Pakistan takes them to task, reported ANI. "What matters, I think, to the Pakistanis is the - is the symbolism of doing this, that it represents a deterioration of our relationship, something that they care about a great deal", said a senior administration official. Out of this, $400 million was eligible for Haqqani Network-related certification requirements that can not be waived by the administration.
On January 1, posting his first tweet of 2018, Trump wrote: "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools". In a statement, he also advocated for Pakistan to shut down USA access to air and ground routes.
'There are considerable risks for the US because Pakistan could retaliate in ways that would be very problematic for USA regional interests, ' he said, such as curtailing intelligence cooperation and USA supply lines into Afghanistan.
Both Ramamoorthy and his wife gave lengthier statements later indicating that the pill Ramamoorthy had taken was "plain Tylenol". But the "flight attendants did not report that anyone asked them to change seats other than the victim", Jawad said.
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