US Presses Pakistan for Action on Haqqani Network

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is pressing Pakistan to take action against the Haqqani militants the U.S. blames for an attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul last week.

U.S. officials say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the message in a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in New York on Sunday.

Officials say the three-and-a-half-hour meeting began and ended with discussions about counterterrorism.

Sunday's meeting came a day after the U.S. ambassador to Islamabad cited evidence linking the Taliban-allied Haqqani network to the Pakistani government.

Militants frequently cross the porous Afghan-Pakistani border.