Obama-administrasjonen straffer for første gang Pakistan for manglende samarbeid ved å holde tilbake 800 mill. dollar av den militære hjelpen.
Hillary Clinton varslet sist måned et slikt skritt inntil Pakistan viser vilje til å samarbeide.
Bill Daley, the White House Chief of Staff, said some aid would now be stopped as he admitted the relationship was expriencing ‘difficulties’.
“It’s a complicated relationship in a veryEarlier three senior American officials told The New York Times that $800 million in military aid, more than a third of the $2 billion in annual American security assistance to Pakistan, could be affected.
The comments come after a series of public warnings that Pakistan had to meet its obligations.
“When it comes to our military aid we are not prepared to continue providing that at the pace we were providing it unless and until we see certain steps taken,” Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, told a Senate committee last month. difficult, complicated part of the world,” he told ABC’s This Week programme.
“Until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers have committed to give them.”