WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration has suspended security assistance to Pakistan because it failed to address the problem of militant safe havens inside its territory, the White House has said.
"The (Trump) Administration has been clear to Pakistani leaders that it expects them to constructively address the problem of militant safe havens in Pakistan," an official from the National Security Council, the White House, told PTI.
"Because Pakistan failed to address the problem, the Administration suspended security assistance," the official said, requesting anonymity.
"We remain hopeful that Pakistan will realize it is in its own interest to cooperate with the US strategy in Afghanistan," said the official responding to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accusing President Donald Trump of false assertion in his country's fight against terror.
First in an interview to Fox news on Sunday and then in two tweets on Monday, Trump had accused Pakistan of not doing "a damn thing" for the United States.