Friday, September 30, 2011

Relations Between The US And Pakistan Have Reached A Breaking Point

Pakistan Rebuffs US Demands To Increase Cooperation In War On Terror -- The Telegraph

Pakistan's political and military leadership closed ranks yesterday, shrugging off intense American pressure to do more to combat militant groups and accusing the United States of using the country as a scapegoat for Nato failures in Afghanistan.

The prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, held crisis talks with opposition leaders and military officers to formulate a response to American accusations that its security services were working hand in hand with the deadly Haqqani network.

Hours earlier, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, had ramped up the pressure by repeating her threat to declare the Haqqani network a terrorist organisation, a move that would almost certainly see economic sanctions imposed on Islamabad.

Yesterday Mr Gilani said he would not give in to threats and called for an end to the "blame game".

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More News On U.S. - Pakistan Relations

America loses patience with Pakistan. Relations between the US and Pakistan have reached a breaking point. -- The Telegraph
Pakistan refuses US demands to do more on terror -- AFP
In show of unity, top Pakistanis meet and denounce U.S. charges -- L.A. Times
Pakistani Politicians Reject Mullen’s Charges -- New York Times
Partnership between Pakistan-US difficult to revive: Mullen -- DAWN
Mullen Stands by His Pakistan Comments -- ABC News
Pakistan intelligence chief warns on US ties -- Financial Times
Pakistan warns against U.S. attack on militants -- Reuters
The admiral, the terror network and a crisis in US-Pakistan relations -- Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich, Independent
Why the U.S. needs to make nice with Pakistan -- Vali Nasr, Washington Post
What’s behind the U.S.-Pakistan rift -- David Ignatius, Washington Post

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