U.S. assures Pakistan of no unilateral military action

No US unilateral anti-terror action Pakistan assured

Referring to Trump's New Year's Day tweet accusing Islamabad of "lies and deceit" in the war against terrorism, Khan said that the USA president scapegoated Pakistan for the US-led coalition's failure to defeat the Taliban and bring peace to Afghanistan, and that "it was very insulting of him".

Several U.S. officials have met with senior Pakistani civilian and military leaders to find what one called "common ground" after President Trump rebuked Pakistan in a series of New Years Day Twitter posts, and then said the U.S. would no longer provide aid to Islamabad.

U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said the embargo would remain in place until Pakistan takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

Gen Votel reportedly assured General Bajwa that Washington "is not contemplating any unilateral action" inside the country, the ISPR statement said.

It also ignited speculation that the USA could resume drone strikes or launch operations along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, where militant groups once operated with impunity. These included that "the problems in ties were temporary, there would be no unilateral action against Pakistan and that the United States did not want a disruption in ties rather it wanted cooperation from Islamabad on areas of its concern".

"U.S. Central Command is in continuous communication with the Pakistan military, including recurring conversations between General Votel and Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Bajwa", a statement said.

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"We value mutual understanding of interests and concerns that we need to consider that might lead to a positive path forward", Thomas told AFP.

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"That was really a major impetus in suspending the security assistance to Pakistan because we feel they have not done all that they could to try to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan that are contributing to unrest in Afghanistan", Juster added.

Such a move, however, is likely to provoke Islamabad to block air and ground routes that US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops depend on to conduct counterterrorism operations and transport vital military supplies to landlocked Afghanistan.

Trump accused Pakistan of doing nothing to assist in the USA -led war effort in neighboring Afghanistan and of not cracking down on militants that attack US and Afghan forces across the border.

Also in question is nearly $1 billion of USA military equipment that has allowed Pakistan access to advanced military technology.

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