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U.S. suspending security assistance to Pakistan

The U.S. is suspending nearly all security aid to Pakistan, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced today.

Nauert said: "This is something that should not come as a surprise to Pakistan, because the President, Secretary Tillerson, and Secretary Mattis have all had conversations with Pakistani officials alerting them to our concerns that Pakistan has not done enough to detain, to...round up terrorist and militant groups operating from within Pakistan."

Why it matters: This comes in addition to the suspended $255 million in military aid announced in August. Nauert told reporters that there may be exceptions in the new suspension "if they are determined to be critical to national security interests.”