US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, US shouldn’t give even a dollar to Pakistan until they stop harbour terrorists. She asserted that Washington should not give Islamabad even a dollar until it addresses the issue.
Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration, said the US did not need to give money to countries that wish harm to America, go behind its back and try and “stop us from doing things”.
“…I think there should be a strategic view on which countries we partner with, which ones we count on to work with us on certain things, and move forward accordingly. I think we just blindly allow money to keep going without thinking that this is real leverage. We have to use it,” Haley told US magazine ‘The Atlantic’.
She said Pakistan should be told “you have to do these things before we will even start to help you with your military or start to help you on counter-terrorism”.
Asked if she does not agree that foreign aid can turn an adversary into an ally, or can make a country more favourable than it would be otherwise, Haley said, “no, I think it absolutely can. I think that you do have to use it as leverage”.