US suspends security assistance to Pakistan to force action on Islamists

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  • US demands ‘decisive action’ on Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network
  • State department vague on detail but says cut adds to $255m already on hold

The United States announced on Thursday it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take “decisive action” against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network, which Washington believes is destabilizing the region.

The state department’s declaration signaled growing frustration over Pakistan’s cooperation in fighting terrorist networks, but it was not immediately clear how much money and materiel was being withheld.

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