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Trump's condition for $255 million aid to Pak: Crack down on terror outfits

Last week, US President Trump tore into Pakistan for its alleged support to terror outfits. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 31, 2017, 05.46 AM (IST)

The Trump-led US administration has notified the US Congress that it was giving $255 million to Pakistan in military assistance on the condition that it can access the money only if it takes action against terror groups, The New York Times said in a report.

The money will be put into the equivalent of an escrow account, the report added.

Pakistan's access to the money has been made conditional based on its action against terror outfits.

The development comes a week after Trump put Pakistan on notice saying that "we can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organisations". 

Pakistan has been a traditional US ally in its war against terrorism.

Pakistan has taken serious note of the statements emanating from Washington. In a rare move, Islamabad suspended bilateral talks with Washington and its National Assembly condemned President Trump for his "hostile and threatening" statements.

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