SM Krishna welcomes US decision to curb military aid to Pak

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New Delhi, Jul 11: Foreign Minister SM Krishna has welcomed US' move to cut military aid to Pakistan. Krishna commented that supply of more military aid would have led to the destabilisation of the region further.

The US had suspended USD 800 million worth of military aid to its on and off ally Pakistan after it considered attempts to curb terror emanating from its own soil not up to the mark. On the strained relationship, White House Chief of Staff Tom Donilon has been quoted as saying that the relationship with Pakistan was "difficult" and that it "must be made to work overtime".

The latest move from the US will act as a double blow especially in the wake of a recent comment by US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen who held the Pakistan government responsible for the murder of journalist Shahzad.

The US' suspension of military aid comes close on the heels of Pakistan's refusal to accept some of the controlled aid sent over by the US including rifles, ammunition, body armour and bomb-disposal gear. The rejection was due to Pakistan's irk after ordering 100 Army Special Forces trainers to leave the country in recent weeks.

Certain Army personnel from the US were denied visa's who were capable of providing training and operating equipments like radios, night-vision goggles and helicopter spare parts. This fact was stated by two senior Pentagon officials in a newspaper.

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