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 news conference at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.
"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.
#WATCH: "The (U.S.) administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years" says Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador the United Nations pic.twitter.com/Odg6ikjXCL— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2018
Haley said the aid issue is connected solely to Pakistan's harbouring of terrorists.
#WATCH: "We know that Pakistan can do more to fight terrorism, and we want them to step up and do that. In terms of specific actions, I think you will see some more details come out on that in the next 24 to 48 hours" says White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders pic.twitter.com/NJCGUaWOg7— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2018