UN Nikki Haley Hits Out At Pakistan Says, Shouldn't Even Give Pak A Dollar Till It Acts On Terror

| December 10 , 2018 , 17:30 IST

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Monday, Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers asserting that Washington should not blindly give Islamabad even a dollar until it steps up efforts to combat terrorism. 

She said that funds released to Pakistan should be based on the goodwill displayed by that nation, rather than, funding and expecting goodwill in return.

Speaking to media Haley said, "I think there should be a strategic view on which countries we partner with, which ones we count on to work with us on certain things, and move forward accordingly. I think we just blindly allow money to keep going without thinking that this is real leverage. We have to use it."

"The one example I'll give you is, look at Pakistan. Giving them over a billion dollars, and they continue to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill our soldiers —that's never okay. We shouldn't even give them a dollar until they correct it. Use the billion dollars. That's not a small amount of change," she added.

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Haley's comments came days after a war-of-words between US President Donald Trump and Pakiatsn's newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan. While Trump, in a television interview, had claimed that Pakistan does not do "a damn thing" for the US, he had also referred to the presence of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad.

"you know, living... think of this... living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don't know, I've seen nicer... But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there (sic)," Trump had said.