Trump administration to cut security assistance to Pakistan: report

Trump administration to cut security assistance to Pakistan: report
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The Trump administration is expected to announce Wednesday or Thursday plans to cut off security assistance to Pakistan, according to a Reuters report

Aides in two congressional offices told Reuters that they were informed of the plans by the State Department on Wednesday, though it was not clear how much or what kind of assistance would be cut. 

The White House already announced on Monday that it would continue to withhold $255 million in military aid for Pakistan amid frustration that the country has not done enough to combat terrorism. 


President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE decried U.S. assistance for Pakistan in a tweet on Tuesday, saying Washington pays "billions of dollars" to Islamabad "for nothing."

The reported plan to cut security assistance for Pakistan also comes as the Trump administration seeks more cooperation from Islamabad as part of its strategy in Afghanistan.