WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump in a ‘surly reminder’ to Pakistan said that the Muslim country is obliged to help America because of ‘massive payments’ it receives from the Washington every year.
While unveiling his new national security strategy, the US President said: “We have made clear to Pakistan that while we desire continued partnership, we must see decisive action against terrorist groups operating on their territory.
And we make massive payments every year to Pakistan. They have to help.” He was addressing the nation from the Ronald Reagan building in Washington. Trump said the United States wanted Pakistan to take decisive action to help fight extremism, and that Washington had “no choice” but to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
Trump said the security strategy would also end mandatory defense spending limits, frequently called “sequester,” but did not mention if he had consulted with members of Congress about a possible bill to end the caps established in 2013 budget legislation.=DNA