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Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 10 (ANI): In an interview to The Atlantic published on December 7, the outgoing United States Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley stated that the US should not give any financial aid to Pakistan until it stops harbouring terrorism on its land.

In the interview to the US magazine, Haley said: "Giving them over a billion dollars, and they continue to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill our soldiers. That's never okay. We shouldn't even give them a dollar until they correct it."

The outgoing envoy also asserted that Pakistan should be given guidelines to handle terrorism before handing over any financial help to Islamabad.

"Tell them, 'You have to do these things before we will even start to help you with your military or start to help you on counterterrorism.' It's those types of things that you really want to kind of look at," Haley emphasised.

While talking to the magazine's interviewer Uri Friedman, Haley stated that the foreign aid should be more transactional and the US should offer it to the nations who reflect goodwill.

In September, Pentagon had decided to cancel the financial aid worth 300 million USD to Pakistan due to the growing concerns regarding the country's failure to combat terrorism.

In August, the US Congress had also slashed the security-oriented financial aid to Pakistan. (ANI)

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