"They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help".
But it said the U.S. military was in "continuous communication" with Pakistan's military, to include recurring conversations between Votel and Bajwa.
General Bajwa, according to the report, told General Votel that the "entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed" over the U.S. statements though he assured him that Pakistan would continue to support peace efforts in the region despite being made a "scapegoat".
He also said the USA is not planning any action inside Pakistan but is seeking cooperation to recover terrorists who, according to the U.S. view, are using Pakistan's soil against Kabul.
In his New Year tweet, Trump had accused Pakistan of lies and deceit.
Several U.S. officials have met with senior Pakistani civilian and military leaders to find what one called "common ground" after President Trump rebuked Pakistan in a series of New Years Day Twitter posts, and then said the U.S. would no longer provide aid to Islamabad.
The Pakistani statement on Friday did not directly refer to Trump's tweet.
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Spokesman Colonel John Thomas said Centcom is in "continuous communication" with the Pakistan military, including recurring conversations between Votel and Bajwa.
General Bajwa categorically said that Pakistan would not seek resumption of aid but expet honorable recognition of the contributions, sacrifices and unwavering resolve in the fight against terrorism for peace and stability in the region.
The Pakistani assertion that Votel said no unilateral action inside Pakistan was being considered may have referred to the possibility of cross-border USA drone strikes and other military missions targeting Taliban and other militant figures outside the border area. These included that "the problems in ties were temporary, there would be no unilateral action against Pakistan and that the U.S. did not want a disruption in ties rather it wanted cooperation from Islamabad on areas of its concern".
In 2016, a United States drone killed the then-leader of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, prompting protests from Islamabad of a violation of sovereignty.
A top American general has told Pakistan's army chief the USA military does not intend to conduct any unilateral strikes inside the country and both sides emphasized the need for continued cooperation to fight terrorism, an official announcement said Friday.
US military leaders are continuing to maintain close with their counterparts in despite the White House's latest round of harsh economic sanctions against the South Asian nation. So far, Pakistan has not done so.