Trump tweet sparks emergency government meeting in Pakistan

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE's New Year's Day tweet blasting Pakistan prompted the country's National Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, according to CNN.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and attended by Pakistan's Foreign, Interior, and Defense ministers, as well as the chiefs of staff of the Pakistan airforce, army, and navy. 


The summit comes as demonstrators took to the streets of Karachi to protest Trump and the U.S. 

In Trump's first tweet of the new year, he said Pakistan has given the U.S. “nothing but lies & deceit.”

Pakistan's defense ministry hit back at the president, tweeting the country has received  "invective & mistrust" from the U.S.  

Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said the country would respond to Trump soon.  

The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale, was called to meet with senior officials at the foreign ministry after Trump's tweet. 

The White House announced on Monday the U.S. would withhold $225 million in aid to Pakistan over frustration with the country's handling of terror networks.

U.S. officials have long accused Pakistan of allowing terror networks to operate within the country's borders. 

The Pentagon withheld $50 million in funding for Pakistan in July after Defense Secretary James Mattis informed Congress he would not certify that the country has done enough to fight the Haqqani network, a militant Islamic group.