Pakistan not heeding to President Trump’s demands: US officials

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Pakistan not heeding to President Trump’s demands: US officials

WASHINGTON: Sticking to its do-more mantra, the US has linked resumption of the suspended security aid of some $2 billion to Pakistan with decisive and sustained action against alleged terrorist sanctuaries on Pakistan’s territory.

The US Deputy Secretary of State, John J. Sullivan, has said Pakistan is not heeding President Donald Trump’s demand to end the sanctuaries it gives to the Taliban and other extremists – charges Pakistan long has vehemently denied.

He said this while briefing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Afghan war and the US South Asia strategy.

“We may consider lifting the suspension when we see decisive and sustained actions to address our concerns,” Sullivan said.