Pakistan Claims US in "Political Disarray" over Afghanistan

By: AP
By: AP

PAKISTAN
NEW: Pakistan's PM hits back at US allegations
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister says U.S. allegations
that the country's premier spy agency is helping Afghan insurgents
are a sign of American "policy disarray" over the future of
Afghanistan.

Yusuf Raza Gilani described fresh pressure by U.S. officials on
the Haqqani militant network as a "propaganda blitz."

His statement late Saturday was a sign of the strain in
relations between the U.S. and Pakistan.

The U.S. has long publicly and privately urged Pakistan to
attack the Haqqanis, but it now says Pakistani spies aided the
group in an attack on its embassy in Kabul this month.

Pakistan says it does not have the troops to take on the
well-armed network.

Many analysts say Pakistan also wants to keep the group as an
ally in Afghanistan once America withdraws.


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