Pakistan in talks with USA over security assistance: FO

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According to media reports, Pakistan's decision to suspend military and intelligence cooperation with America came after President Donald accused Islamabad of giving nothing to the United States but "lies and deceit" and suspended about $2 billion in security aid to it.

The Spokesperson said that the Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif's remarks about the tweet by the US President Donald Trump must be seen in a perspective.

"We have suspended the full-scale cooperation of our defense ministries and intelligence departments". The spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Pakistan, Richard Snelsire made a statement in which he alluded that they had not received any communication formally regarding the suspended relations between Islamabad and Washington. He said there is now a large trust gap between Pakistan and the US, and misperception on several issues including the fact that the conflict in Afghanistan could not be easily be resolved.

The Pakistani response comes after USA president Donald Trump's statement on January 1, in which he accused Pakistan of being a "safe haven to the terrorists". -Pakistani tensions following President Donald Trump's accusations that Pakistan was harboring militants and the withholding of American aid to Islamabad.

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal stated this reinforces our stance that the terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan are being used for attacks on Pakistani territory.

Pakistan's move comes as the US - now fighting its war on terror in Afghanistan - suspended military aid to Islamabad, accusing it of harboring terrorists who attack foreign troops in Afghanistan.

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Robin Raphel, a former assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, told VOA on Wednesday Washington and Islamabad's current policy of tit-for-tat will not advance either side's interest.

The development comes amid rising U.S.

Pakistan blocked the US & NATO troop supply route for months after a 2011 attack by NATO air force accidentally hit two Pakistani check posts, killing more than two dozen Pakistani soldiers.

In his Tuesday speech, Pakistani Defense Minister Khan also reminded the United States it needs Pakistan in its fight against terrorism in Afghanistan. Tensions between the United States and Russian Federation have been high since Russian Federation was accused of meddling in the latest US presidential elections.

During his visit, Kay emphasised the importance of Pakistan and Afghanistan working together to build a constructive relationship, which leads to greater security and stability in the region, the statement said. He added that the U.S.is suspending but not cutting off permanently security aid to Pakistan.

Khan said his country wants to keep engagement with the United States open and would use its leverage after the utmost care and deliberation.

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