WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging the Administration to not engage in any negotiations regarding a U.S- Pakistan civilian nuclear agreement.

“Pakistan has repeatedly proven itself to be deceptive and deceitful,” said Rep. Poe. “Not only does this country continue to harbor terrorist groups that attack U.S. troops and interests in Afghanistan, they have yet to come clean about previous nuclear dealings with countries like Iran. I’ve long called for an end to military aid to this nation that just takes our money and uses it against our interests. Supporting a civilian nuclear agreement with Pakistan - a Benedict Arnold ally of the U.S. – while the Pakistani government continues to demonstrate it cannot be trusted would be irresponsible and dangerous. ”