"We shall take all decisions in this regard taking into account our national interests", he said.
Last month, Russian Consul General in Karachi Dr Aleksandr Khozin had said Pakistan and Russian relations were getting stronger and both the countries shared views on peace in the region. He reiterated longstanding allegations that Pakistan gives "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan".
On Wednesday, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi offered to "review [our] cooperation [with the United States] if it is not appreciated".
Today, Pakistan held an emergency meeting of its National Security Council, in a desperate bid to find a way to respond to Trump's accusations.
"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools", he wrote.
"The meeting discussed the way forward in the wake of US President Donald Trump's recent anti Pakistan remarks", is all that a three-line Radio Pakistan brief said after the meeting. The foreign ministry Monday night summoned the U.S. Ambassador to protest and seek an explanation.
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A former top American diplomat - who served as the United States envoy to Afghanistan, Iraq and the UN - today suggested a series of steps against Pakistan including slapping sanctions against the spy agency ISI and unilateral strikes inside its territory to end Islamabad's double game.
The administration first started a "temporary withholding" of the funds, part of a $1.1 billion aid package authorized in 2016 by Congress, in August.
Washington has long accused Pakistan, especially its security institutions, of turning ignoring or covertly helping the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani terrorist network to stage cross-border attacks against Afghan and US -led forces.
Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif told Pakistan's Urdu-language Geo Television that "the United States should hold its own people accountable for its failures in Afghanistan". "America should take the path of dialogue instead of using military might in Afghanistan", Asif said. "We have two big powers with us as Washington attempts to pressurise Pakistan ".
"There are considerable risks for the USA because Pakistan could retaliate in ways that would be very problematic for US regional interests", he said, such as curtailing intelligence co-operation and USA supply lines into Afghanistan. But longtime ally China on Tuesday defended Islamabad and called on the global community to "fully acknowledge" Pakistani counterterrorism efforts. During a visit to a US military base in Afghanistan last month, for example, Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump "put Pakistan on notice".
Nauert made clear the $255 million was still blocked, and the Pentagon said the new action targets payments of so-called Coalition Support Funds that the US pays to Pakistan to reimburse it for its counterterrorism operations.