WASHINGTON: The United States must "fully review" ties to Pakistan and weigh possible cuts or new restrictions to military and economic aid, Republican US Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged Monday.
"The United States has been incredibly patient with Pakistan. And we have been so despite certain undeniable and deeply disturbing facts," they said in a joint statement on sorely tested relations between Washington and Islamabad.
They once again alleged Pakistani army and intelligence officials for links with Haqqani network "and other terrorist groups" blamed for attacks on US troops in Afghanistan.
"The time has come for the United States to fully review its relations with Pakistan. We must assess the nature and levels of our support for Pakistan," said the senators.
"In particular, all options regarding US security and economic assistance to Pakistan must be on the table, including substantial reductions and stricter standards for performance," they said. (AFP)