Despite Trump's letter to PM Khan, Nikki Haley lashes out at Pakistan over terrorist allegations

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Despite Trump's letter to PM Khan, Nikki Haley lashes out at Pakistan over terrorist allegations

ISLAMABAD - US envoy to UN Nikki Haley has lashed out against Pakistan and repeated allegations against Islamabad.

Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration, said the US did not need to give money to countries that wish harm to America, go behind its back and try and “stop us from doing things”.

“...I think there should be a strategic view on which countries we partner with, which ones we count on to work with us on certain things, and move forward accordingly. I think we just blindly allow money to keep going without thinking that this is real leverage. We have to use it,” Haley told US magazine ‘The Atlantic’

“The one example I’ll give you is, look at Pakistan. Giving them over a billion dollars, and they continue to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill our soldiers —that’s never okay. We shouldn’t even give them a dollar until they correct it. Use the billion dollars. That’s not a small amount of change,” she alleged.

The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor will step down as the UN envoy after serving nearly two years at the end of this year.