Pakistan Aid Under Review


Sunday, November 4th 2007, 2:12 pm
By: News On 6


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the U.S. will review its aid to Pakistan following General Pervez Musharaff's declared state of emergency and suspension on Saturday of the constitution.

Rice's announcement puts in question some of the billions of dollars in U.S. aid Pakistan receives as an ally in the fight against terrorism. The U.S. has provided about $11 billion to Pakistan since 9/11.

Speaking to reporters traveling with her to the Mideast, Rice noted that some of the aid "is directly related to the counterterrorism mission." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she would be "very surprised" if anyone suggested the president ignore the national security implications. But she said the situation would be reviewed.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she has not spoken directly with General Pervez Musharraf since he announced the emergency yesterday. She says she's "disappointed in his decision."