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Pak suspends intelligence, military cooperation with US

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

has suspended intelligence and military cooperation with the after froze military assistance to

"says intelligence and military cooperation with the has been suspended after its froze military assistance to #has fulfilled its responsibilities in war against terror and will continue efforts to maintain peace," said on

The development comes after the on Tuesday made its stand clear that the aid to has only been suspended not cut-off, as it wanted the country to take an aggressive approach in eliminating terrorism.

"The US would like to come to the table and assist us in this effort. The military aid is a suspension and not a cutoff for No funds have been reprogrammed. We're hopeful for future cooperation from Pakistan," Steve Goldstein, US Under said in a statement.

The U.S. had earlier this month announced that they were stopping the military aid to Pakistan, as it was not taking "necessary steps" to curb terrorism

U.S. State Department said the embargo would remain in place until takes action against the Afghan and the

Earlier, U.S. had made a scathing remark against and accused it of lying and deceiving while receiving billions in aid.

"The has foolishly given more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!", Trump said in a tweet.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 15:00 IST
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