Trump accuses ally Pakistan of giving 'safe haven' to terrorists

Trump accuses ally Pakistan of giving 'safe haven' to terrorists

Trump accuses ally Pakistan of giving 'safe haven' to terrorists

The relations between the two countries soured after the US president's speech but went further down the drain after US officials, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the official visit to Pakistan, demanded that Pakistan "do more" in the war against terrorism.

Trump, in a strongly-worded tweet, said America had been "foolishly" giving aid to Pakistan for 15 years, but in return, it has only received "lies and deceit".

"They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help".

Donald Trump entered his second calendar year as US president on Monday, and it appears he's resolved to continue putting allies and rival nations on notice through Twitter.

"I have openly said Pakistan took tremendous advantage of our country for many years, but we're starting to have a real relationship with Pakistan, and they're to respect us as a nation again, and so are other nations", he said at the time.

The report stated that United States officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the sensitive discussions, did not detail what conditions Pakistan would have to meet to receive the aid.

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

Police Say Pakistan-Based Militant Group's Leader Killed In Indian-Administered Kashmir
Security forces further tightened the Cordon in the village, they said adding exchange of fire continued till 0400 hrs on Tuesday. Police said Tantray was earlier a close aide of Jaish commander Ghazi Baba, who masterminded the 2001 attack on Parliament.

Instead of letting the differences heal, the USA president wrote his first tweet of 2018 in the form of a rant against Pakistan.

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

Islamabad has repeatedly denied the accusations of turning a blind eye to militancy, lambasting the United States for ignoring the thousands who have been killed on its soil and the billions spent fighting extremists.

The US president's latest tweet follows in the aftermath of an increasingly tense back-and-forth between Washington and Islamabad after Trump announced the administration's latest national security strategy.

The latest move comes after the USA has been denied access to a member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network who is in Pakistan's custody.

The remarks triggered a series of high-level diplomatic meetings in the United States and Pakistan, but Islamabad has given few signs of concessions.

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