US warns Pakistan to eliminate ties with the Haqqani network

 

The Obama administration has sharply warned Pakistan that it must eliminates links with the Haqqani network—leading Taliban group based in the tribal region along the Afghan border.

In what amounts to an ultimatum, administration officials have again pointed out that the US will act unilaterally if Pakistan does not comply with the American warning.

The message, delivered in high-level meetings and public statements in recent days, reflects the belief of a growing number of senior government officials that has been a long-standing strategy of persuasion and influence with the military aid Pakistan to be an ineffective behavior.

Responsible for the White House and Defense Minister, Leon Panetta, E. should be adamant in their determination to change the concept, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity about internal administration discussions.

Although he went to give more details, Panetta told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday that “we will take all necessary measures to protect our troops” in Afghanistan before the attacks Haqqani network, which had a long relationship with intelligence Pakistan.

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