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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. 

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President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media 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.