Pakistan considers blocking supplies for U.S. troops in Afghanistan amid diplomatic row

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The Pakistani government is considering blocking all supplies for U.S. forces in land-locked Afghanistan amid heightened diplomatic tensions with the Trump administration.

The threat comes after President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. could withhold billions of dollars worth of military assistance to Pakistan earlier this month.

On Jan. 1, Trump tweeted that Pakistan’s continued support for the Taliban could lead him to cancel the aid. And last week the State Department said it was suspending delivery of military and security equipment to Pakistan.

The country’s media quoted senior government officials who claimed they were considering the blocking action but no decision has yet been made.

American forces have been in Afghanistan for 17 years. They have been supplied with food and military equipment by routes from Pakistan to Afghanistan, among others. [source]

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