Islamabad (Agencies): Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi has strongly condemned the United States (US) administration’s aggressive remarks against Pakistan, saying Islamabad could “review its cooperation if it is not appreciated”.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Lodhi said that Pakistan has "contributed and sacrificed the most in fighting international terrorism". The diplomat added that Pakistan's role in the war against terrorism did not depend on US aid but on "national interests and principles".
A war of words was triggered after Trump, in his first tweets on New Year's day, lashed out against Pakistan, calling the country a "liar".
"They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" he had said.
Elaborating on Trump's tweets, Haley on Tuesday said that the US had withheld $255 million of military aid to Pakistan for the latter's alleged "harbouring of terrorists".
On the same day, US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said at a press briefing that a detailed policy will be announced within the next 24-48 hours.