Pakistan has played a double game with US for years, says Nikki Haley

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American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks after the Security Council voted on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

“Trump is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding from Pakistan as they continue to harbour and support terrorism,” US envoy to United Nations Nikki Haley said in her opening remarks during her first news conference of the year.

Pakistan has played a “double game” with the United States for years, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has alleged, saying it is unacceptable to the Trump administration.

Haley came out in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to block USD 255 million military aid to Pakistan.

“There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” Haley told reporters at a new conference at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

“They (Pakistanis) work with us at times, and they also harbour the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan. That game is not acceptable to this administration,” Haley said.

The Trump Administration expects far more co-operation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, she said.

“Trump is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding from Pakistan as they continue to harbour and support terrorism,” Haley said in her opening remarks during her first news conference of the year.

Haley said the aid issue is connected solely to Pakistan’s harbouring of terrorists.

 

Source: Reuters