White House to announce specific actions against Pakistan soon
The White House has said it wanted to see Pakistan do more to fight terrorism and that it would likely announce actions to pressure Islamabad within days.
The White House has said it would announce specific actions against Pakistan this week to force it to crack down on terrorists on its soil, reflecting president Donald Trump’s tough stance against the country over the issue.
The remarks by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders came after Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists in return for $33 billion aid over the last 15 years.
“They can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” Sanders said.
The White House said it would likely announce actions to pressure Pakistan within days.
“We’ll continue to keep you posted as those decisions are finalised,” Sanders said.
“In terms of specific actions, I think you’ll see some more details come out on that in the next 24 to 48 hours…” Sanders told reporters on Tuesday during a news conference in which she asked Pakistan to step up its actions against terrorists and militant groups operating from its soil.
However, there was no response from the White House on the timing and nature of such an announcement.