Indo-American Republican politician Nikki Haley said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had stopped giving Pakistan “billions of dollars” in military aid because it harbors terrorists trying to kill American soldiers.
Speaking at an event hosted by Indian Voices for Trump on the Philadelphia battlefield, Haley praised Trump’s foreign policy.
Governor of South Carolina for two terms, Haley was the first Indian-American of ministerial rank in any presidential administration. She is now campaigning for Trump ahead of the US election.
The former US envoy to the United Nations said: “We were giving Pakistan $ 1 billion in military aid, protecting terrorists. They were trying to kill our American soldiers. We are not giving this billion dollars. “
“Now there is actually a method that the president uses, which seems, we should not only use the UN vote to decide who gets the money, but that should be one of the things that we are looking at and how we should be smart. We are doing foreign policy, ”she said.
US authorities have periodically accused Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism.
In 2018, the Trump administration suspended $ 300 million in funding to Islamabad, which it calls the government’s inability to act against terrorists.
“The United States has foolishly given over $ 33 billion in aid to Pakistan over the past 15 years, and it has given us nothing but lies and deceit. We regard our leaders as foolish. They protect these terrorists. Donate what we hunt in Afghanistan., With a little help! No more! Trump tweeted in January 2018.
On June 24, the United States released its national report on congressional-mandated terrorism for 2019, accusing Pakistan of remaining a “safe harbor” for regional terrorist groups. India has also accused Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism on several occasions.