Pakistan angered by Trump’s aid freeze, terrorist “safe haven” remark

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Pakistani religious students protest against U.S. President Donald Trump in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Jan 5, 2018. A senior Pakistani senator has expressed disappointment at the U.S. decision to suspend military aid to Islamabad, saying it will be detrimental to Pakistani-U.S. relations. Nuzhat Sadiq, the chairwoman of the Senate Foreign Affairs committee in the upper house of parliament, says Islamabad can manage without the United States as it did in the 1990s, but would prefer to move the troubled relationship forward.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Islamabad is calling a U.S. decision to suspend security assistance “counterproductive.” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, however, said it will stayed engaged with Washington to address the threat of terrorism.

On Thursday, the U.S. announced it would halt an estimated $1 billion worth of aid, after President Donald Trump criticized Pakistan as providing a “safe haven” for terrorists and providing nothing but “lies and deceit.”

CGTN’s Jessica Stone has the details.