Pakistan accused by U.S. President Donald Trump of lying and deceiving the United States while receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid.
Trump in his first tweet of the year alleged Pakistan harbored terrorists.
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. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
Pakistan reacted to the tweet stating that all the funding was accounted for that Trump was bitter due to the “US defeat in Afghanistan.”
Pak as anti-terror ally has given free to US: land & air communication, military bases & intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs, but they have given us nothing but invective & mistrust. They overlook cross-border safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis.
— Pak Defence—PMLN (@PakDefencePMLN) January 1, 2018
The US is considering withholding more than $250m (£185m) in aid that it delayed sending to Islamabad in August.