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US warns Pak, ask ISI to take action against terror

US said it will not hesitate to act alone to destroy terror networks in Pak

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 23 2016 1:31PM | Updated Date: Oct 23 2016 1:31PM

US warns Pak, ask ISI to take action against terror

Asserting that Pakistan may be tolerating some terrorist groups, US said it will not hesitate to act alone to destroy terror networks in the country. US also remind Pak Spy Agency ISI to take strict action against all terror groups.

 

US warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks operating in the country. US also said, while Pak remained a key partner to the US in counterterrorism, it's tolerance of certain terror groups was insupportable.

 

"The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government, specifically in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence that refuse to take steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan,” said US official.

 

“Tolerating terrorists groups is even worse. We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country," says Adam Szubin, acting under secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.

 

"We stand ready to help them. But 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 go on. And in the face of such violence, Pakistan has in some ways pushed back," Szubin said.