The $255 million in military aid will be put into escrow. Unlocking the funds will require Islamabad to stop supporting the Taliban.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” seemed to separate himself from the president on his equivocal response to the Charlottesville violence.
The Trump administration denied Egypt $96 million in aid and delayed $195 million in military funding despite President Trump’s lavish praise.
An offer to negotiate coupled with a missile test lays bare an internal debate over whether diplomatic or military pressure can change Pyongyang’s course.
The president tends to shoot from the hip, while Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is more plodding, which has won him few friends in Washington.