US ready to work with Islamabad to combat terrorism

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—United States Department of Defense


The United States says it stands ready to work with Pakistan for the resolution of security aid suspension issue and  to combat terrorist groups without distinction.

Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning told reporters in Washington that we continue to hope that Pakistan will take decisive action against the terrorist and militant groups.

He said this suspension was not a permanent cutoff at this time.

He said security funding and pending deliveries will be frozen, but not cancelled or reprogrammed at this time.

The spokesman said the United States would continue conversations in private with the Pakistani government.

Pakistan maintains that it is fighting the biggest war on terror in the world sacrificing the lives of tens of thousands of civilians and men in uniform with losses to the economy to the tune of 120 billion dollars.

Pakistan has already conveyed to the US that it has done more than any other country to combat terrorism and destroying terrorist sanctuaries along Pakistan Afghanistan border through a series of military operations.