U.S. suspends $800M in Pakistan aid

CBC News [Canada]

The United States is suspending some $800 million in military aid to Pakistan amid increased tensions between the two countries since the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

U.S. President Barack Obama’s chief of staff William Daley confirmed the move in a Sunday television interview, saying his country’s relationship with Pakistan is “difficult” and must be made “to work over time.”

“Until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers have committed to give them,” Daley told ABC’s This Week.

Pakistan receives some $1.3 billion from the United States in aid every year…

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