US Must Make Clear To Pak Terror Safe Havens Won’t Be Tolerated’


President Donald Trump’s nominee for US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John C Rood has expressed the view that the United States must make it clear to Pakistan that its continuing safe havens for terrorists will not be tolerated.

At a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, Rood said, “We can’t tolerate that sort of support (by Pakistan) that will undermine our efforts in Afghanistan where our troops have been fighting and we’ve had over 2,000 of our Americans killed in that conflict.”

Responding to questions from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, Rood said that Pakistan’s sheltering of the Taliban and Haqqani network has undercut US efforts in Pakistan. “Unfortunately, this is a problem that’s persisted really over the 16 years of that conflict, a very stubborn problem to solve,” he said. Read More…

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