US Suspends Military Assistance for Pakistan

Trump Consider Termination of US Assistance to Pakistan

American President Donald Trump indicated Monday that he would stop foreign aid for Pakistan and accuse Islamabad of harassing violent extremists and lying to it.

"The United States has stupidly given Pakistan more than $ 33 billion aid in the last 15 years, and Pakistan does not give us anything but lies and deceit, and thinks our leaders are fools, "Trump said in his first tweet of 2018.

" They provide shelter for terrorists which we hunt in Afghanistan, and we do not get help. It can not happen again !, "he said.

Last week, the New York Times reported that the Trump government was seriously considering whether to withhold $ 255 million of aid already suspended for Islamabad, due to Pakistan's failure to crack down on terrorist groups in Pakistan.

American-Pakistan Relations had fallen sharply under the rule of Trump, which Augustus claimed that "Pakistan often provides shelter for agents of chaos, violence and terror."

Last month, Trump had already indicated that he might stop aid forever .

"We make massive payments every year to Pakistan. They have to help, "he said in revealing his national security strategy.

And in December, Vice President Mike Pence told American troops during a visit in Afghanistan," President Trump has warned Pakistan. "

Islamabad has repeatedly denied accusations of turning a blind eye to the martyrdom, and condemned the United States for perceiving the beleaguered thousands of people who had perished in its territory and billions of dollars spent fighting extremists. [gp]

For US Assistance, Guatemala Agree to Move Embassy to Jerusalem




City of Guatemala
The US decision to move the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was opposed by so many parties. However, Guatemala is included in the US line of view.

Reported by the BBC on Monday (25/12/2017), Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has instructed the Guatemalan embassy to be moved to Jerusalem.

This was conveyed by Morales through his Twitter account. Morales said the decision came after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sunday, Guatemala became one of nine countries to challenge a UN decision ordering the US to withdraw its decision on Jerusalem.

Donald Trump has previously threatened to cut aid to countries opposed to the US in this regard. The US is one of the major aid providers to Guatemala, a developing country in Central America.

On Sunday (24/12), Morales had ordered his ranks to take immediate action in relation to the transfer of the embassy. Morales also confirmed Guatemala has now become an ally of Israel.

East Jerusalem claimed Israel as their part since the 1967 war. In fact, Palestinians call East Jerusalem a capital of their future.

Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been internationally recognized, and all countries today choose to keep their embassies in Tel Aviv. However, President Trump has told the US state department to begin work to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

(rna / bag)

US Targets Assistance for Most of Somalia's Military

The United States suspends aid to most of the Somali Armed Forces over concerns about corruption. This was confirmed by US officials on Thursday.

The suspension reflects Somalia's repeated inability to account for relief materials such as food, fuel and weapons.

A State Department official said the "pause" of the aid was " ensuring that American aid is used effectively and in accordance with its stated objectives. "

Members of Somali security forces actively fighting al-Shabab and receiving some sort of guidance from America or a third party will continue to receive appropriate assistance, the official said. [19659002] He added that the Somali government has agreed to develop new accountability criteria that meet American standards, so that other Somali units accept American aid in a way that "builds greater transparency."

According to documents obtained by Reuters, the Somali military is not can feed, pay or extend "A team of Americans and Somalis sent to evaluate nine Somali military bases between May and June this year found that all, except for two bases, showed no evidence that food aid arrived or "The plan to suspend aid would be a major setback to Somalia's efforts to combat al-Shabab," said Somalia's former Defense Minister General Abdulkadir Ali Dini. He added that the decision to suspend the aid was taken by America without giving the Somali government time and opportunity to prepare alternative plans. [uh]

US Confident Saudi Will Open Port to Distribute Humanitarian Assistance in Yemen

The White House said on Thursday it believed Saudi Arabia would allow a port in Yemen that it blocked opened after President Trump called for Ryadh to lift the blockade to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to the Yemeni people.

The Arab-led coalition Saudis fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen's civil war began blocking Yemeni ports after a missile was fired at Riyadh from Yemen.

Although the blockade was later loosened, the situation in Yemen is still sad. Approximately eight million people are on the verge of hunger while cholera and diphtheria outbreaks are spreading.

Yemeni population of 27 million is almost totally dependent on imports of food, fuel and water.

"I believe there are actions being opened a port, "White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Trump Wednesday urged Saudi Arabia to" allow food, fuel, water and medicine to be delivered to the people of Yemen "indicating that Washington is beginning to lose patience because of the blockade criticized by aid organizations. [ds]