Thousands of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan still rely mostly on ground and air routes through neighboring Pakistan for receiving vital supplies.
They note that current tensions with Russian Federation and Iran leave the Trump administration with nearly no options but to rely on Pakistani supply routes to sustain the Afghan military mission.
Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan echoed Asif's defiant tone during an interview on Thursday, vowing a "cold-blooded response" to Washington's stated intention to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan, as cited by RIA Novosti.
US officials have long accused Pakistan of allowing terror networks to operate within the country's borders.
A larger security-related payment was $14.5 billion paid to Pakistan from Coalition Support Funds (CSF), which the CRS paper argued, was not assistance but reimbursement for logistical and operational support of US-led military operations; "it is technically not foreign assistance".
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The statement said "blaming allies certainly does not serve the shared objective of achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region".
Washington has long accused Pakistan, especially its security institutions, of turning ignoring or covertly helping the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani terrorist network to stage cross-border attacks against Afghan and US -led forces.
Pakistan "receives funds from the United States to fight against terrorists, but it has not destroyed terrorist safe havens from where terrorists continuously carry out attacks in Afghanistan", he told RFE/RL on January 1.
"Trump is not the first president to be frustrated by Pakistan. The global community should acknowledge that", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters here on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, she had said the administration would in the "next 24 to 48 hours" present Pakistan with a list of "specific actions" it needed to take on combating terrorism to keep the aid flowing.
The news agency cited two congressional aides as saying the USA administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan, although it was not clear how much or what type of assistance would be cut or for how long.
China is investing billions of dollars to help build a network of power plants, rail, road, and communications in Pakistan.
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