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U.S. asks fox to guard chicken coop

Would you buy a used car from this man? 


Adviser to Pakistan's Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz

US Wants Pakistan to Help Reduce Violence in Afghanistan

In other futile news, 

Afghanistan Rejects Pakistan's Claim [about] Haqqani Network
by Ayaz Gul
September 2, 2015
Voice of America

(ISLAMABAD) Afghanistan rejected Pakistan's claim that it has disrupted some anti-Afghan terrorist operations within its borders, discounting it as "mere repetition".

Afghanistan noted that its own counterterrorism army disrupted the Haqqani terror network within Pakistan's border.

An Afghan presidential statement issued in Kabul said the main disagreement between the two countries is over the presence of terrorist groups - in particular the Haqqani Network - inside Pakistan.

“There is credible evidence that the leadership, command and control center, support infrastructure and sanctuaries of the Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups are inside the Pakistani territory,” the statement said.

It went on to say that the Afghan government has time and again provided “ample evidence” to the Pakistani government about the presence of terrorist networks inside Pakistan so that it could take action against the groups.

“Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reiterates that denial of these facts weakens the ground for cooperation between the two countries in the war against terrorism and the efforts strengthening regional peace and stability,” the statement said.

The Afghan government has again asked Pakistan to “sincerely” fulfill its commitments by taking “meaningful” actions against the Haqqani network.

The statement was in response to assertions Monday by Pakistan’s advisor on national security, Sartaj Aziz, that 90 percent of the Haqqani network’s infrastructure is located in Afghanistan and whatever was located on the Pakistani side has been uprooted or is being uprooted by the country’s military forces.

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