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U.S. suspends aid to Pakistan accusing it of failing to deal with terrorist groups

U.S. suspends aid to Pakistan over failure to tackle terrorist groups
U.S. suspends aid to Pakistan over failure to tackle terrorist groups
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By Mark Armstrong
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U.S. suspends almost all security aid to Pakistan, accusing it of failing to deal with terrorist groups on its soil. Pakistan rejects the accusation.

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The United States says it is suspending almost all security aid to Pakistan over what it sees as a failure to deal with terrorist groups operating in the country.

Earlier this week, President Trump accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the US while still receiving billions in aid.

Heather Nauert, Department of State Spokeswoman, made the announcement on Thursday:

"Until the Pakistani government takes decisive action against terrorist groups including the Afghan taliban and the Haqqani network..we consider them to be destabilising the region and also targetting US personnel..the United States will suspend that kind of security assistance to Pakistan."

Pakistan has rejected the accusation that it is not doing enough and has pushed back against the US despite it being a key ally in the region.

It called comments by president Donald Trump incomprehensible and said he had negated decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation.

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