USA blocks $255 million military aid to Pakistan

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"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".

Raising pressure on Pakistan, Trump in August, unveiled a new U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan aimed at defeating the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network, an affiliated group that operates in Pakistan.

"The president has made clear the United States expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and militants on its soil, and that Pakistan's actions in support of the South Asia Strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of our relationship, including future security assistance", he said.

Trump's announcement followed an increasingly tense back-and-forth between Washington and Islamabad after the US President unveiled his administration's National Security Strategy that showed Pakistan in poor light.

However, many in the U.S. felt betrayed when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - the most-wanted terrorist who masterminded the 9/11 terror attacks - was found hiding in Pakistan in 2011.

"They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" he tweeted Monday morning.

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.

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Vice President Mike Pence reinforced that message in a visit to Afghanistan just before Christmas, telling cheering American troops that "President Trump has put Pakistan on notice".

"The Pakistani government's cooperation is a sign that it is honoring America's wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region", he said in a statement.

Protests have picked up throughout Iran, where citizens are furious over the nation's economic situation.

. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted.

There was no immediate reaction in Kabul and New Delhi which have repeatedly accused Islamabad of harbouring and arming terrorists ranged against the two countries.

He's backed those demonstrating against the government in multiple tweets since Saturday.

"We will respond to President Trump's tweet shortly inshallah.Will let the world know the truth.difference between facts & fiction.", Asif tweeted.

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