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Amid suspension of military aid to Pakistan, US, India discuss bilateral issues

United States Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster met the Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Friday to discuss the bilateral issues between two countries.

Published: 06th January 2018 01:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2018 01:47 PM   |  A+A-

 Kenneth Juster (File | AP)

By ANI

WASHINGTON: United States Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster met the Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Friday to discuss the bilateral issues between two countries.

The meeting came amid the United States move to cut off the military aid to Pakistan, as it has not taken "necessary steps" to curb terrorism.

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday said the embargo would remain in place until Pakistan takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

Nauert, in her media briefing in Washington, also noted, "No country has suffered more from terrorism than Pakistan. They understand that, but they still haven't taken the necessary steps."

The announcement comes three days after President Donald Trump made a scathing remark against its ally in the war on terrorism and accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving while receiving billions in aid.

Trump tweeted on Monday:

However, the US is only stopping the security aid, the humanitarian assistance to Pakistan will continue.



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