Won’t hesitate to disrupt and destroy terror forces in Pakistan, warns US

"There should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone"

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 23, 2016 11:28 am
pakistan, pakistan terrorists, pakistan terrorism, terror outfits pakistan, pakistan us, us on pak terrorism, pak terrorism, pak isi, Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan ISI, world news Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism Adam Szubin also said Pakistan has been — and remains — a critical counterterrorism partner in many respects. (Source: File Photo)

Asserting that Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI is not taking action against all terror groups, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks operating in the country. “The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government –- specifically in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI –- that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups -– or even worse,” Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.

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“We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country. We stand ready to help them. But there should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy these networks,” Szubin warned.

In his remarks at the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Szubin said at the same time, Pakistan has been — and remains — a critical counterterrorism partner in many respects. “Of course, Pakistanis are themselves often the victims of brutal terrorist attacks on schools, markets, and mosques, and the list unfortunately goes on. And in the face of such violence, Pakistan has in some ways pushed back,” Szubin said.

“Pakistan has achieved success in its ongoing operations against traditional terrorist safe havens in northwest Pakistan. It has officially designated ISIL as a terrorist organisation. And it has gone after the funding and operational capabilities of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP,” he said.

But the ISI problem of supporting terrorist groups continues, he said. “This is a distinction we cannot stand for,” Szubin asserted.

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    Perverted.Indic
    Oct 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    Barb-aryans
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      MyTake
      Oct 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm
      stan would have given up if China was not behind it. China is doing the same using terrorism as part of its foreign policy to take on "enemies", with adifference, at home it is not allowing people to follow their own religion (Islam).
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        Trun
        Oct 23, 2016 at 3:15 am
        Hehe have US build and country? They have destro lot of countries in the world and have takes lives of so many. So this is not new to Indians they are addressing.
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          Amrita
          Oct 23, 2016 at 6:47 am
          curious statement about acting alone. wht is your timeline? are Indian lives comparable to American lives? What will prompt you to act when the facts stare you in the face?
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            Anuradha Kalhan
            Oct 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm
            someone should ask the American why they took ten years to act against Osama sitting in stan! Apparently the mastermind of their own 9/11 tragedy.lt;br/gt; America is captive to its own weapons and guns industry, a silent internal coup has already occurred in America while it is rampaging all over the world engineering coups. One cannot hope for US action even in its own long term interest forget protecting India.
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              Archpagan
              Oct 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm
              Have they sodomized you?
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                Archpagan
                Oct 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                Sooner or later. the US will have to do an Iraq in stan.
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                  Archpagan
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm
                  Yes, I know, Hindu potion has shrunk from 17% in 1947 to 1.7% in 2016.
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