Donald Trump Rages Against Iran, Pakistan In First Tweets Of 2018

WATCH: Haley says US will continue to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan

In his January 1 tweet, Mr. Trump said the USA had "foolishly" given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid and had gotten nothing in return but "lies & deceit", saying Pakistan gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan".

In his first Tweet of the New Year, Trump had called out Pakistan for giving "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan" while making "fools" of United States leaders. The US has long accused Pakistan of providing safe heavens to the terrorists that the United State hunts in Afghanistan.

Pakistan's army leadership is also set to meet soon, as the National Security Committee convenes an emergency meeting to be attended by top military officials, as well as high-ranked civil officials, according to the newspaper.

"We will respond to President Trump's tweet shortly inshallah.Will let the world know the truth.difference between facts & fiction.", Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif tweeted in response.

Soon after the president's tweet, the White House confirmed that the U.S. had suspended its Dollars 255 million military aid to Pakistan.

Earlier, Donald Trump categorically said "no more" aid to Pakistan in his recent tweet.

WATCH: Haley says US will continue to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan
Trump's war on terror

"Trump is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding for Pakistan as they continue to harbour and support terrorism", Haley said.

And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrote an op-ed article for the New York Times published Thursday stating that "we are prepared to partner with Pakistan to defeat terrorist organizations seeking safe havens, but Pakistan must demonstrate its desire to partner with us".

The Pakistan military last week warned Washington against any unilateral military action on its soil, saying us allegations of terrorist sanctuaries in the country are "unfounded" and "no more valid" because "indiscriminate" security operations have targeted all terrorist groups. Pakistan also enjoys certain privileges as one of 16 US 'Non-NATO Major Allies'.

On Monday, after Donald Trump tweeted slamming Pakistan. "It is entirely connected to Pakistan's harbouring of terrorists", she said.

Pointing the fingers at Pakistan for "playing a double game", US Ambassador to the United Nation, Nikki Haley, has said the nation does not intend to work with US administration.


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