WASHINGTON: Gen. Martin Dempsey, President Obama's top military adviser, said Monday that Senate lawmakers made the right call by voting to trim aid to Pakistan.
"Yeah, I support their - I think that choices should result in consequences. And I think, the Senate acted appropriately," Gen Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the NBC news channel in an interview.
Dempsey was responding to a question if he supports the Senate's decision last week to withdraw some funding for Pakistan over the conviction of Shakil Afridi.
However, he responded in negative when asked if the relationship with Pakistan, has it ever been worse than it is right now.
"Well, not in my experience. Of course, the things you just described continue to be a significant disappointment to us. But we're trying to work through that. Pakistan is an important country in the region and globally. And so we need to work through the relationship," Dempsey said. (Monitoring Desk)