Former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmed for inciting their “supporters in jihadist terrorist organisations” against him.
Controversy erupted yesterday when BBC Urdu published an interview with US Ambassador Cameron Munter in which the American diplomat said that both Nawaz and Imran Khan had privately assured him that if they were brought to power they would lead pro-American governments.
WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta all but ruled out an apology over an air strike last year that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and badly set back efforts to improve US-Pakistani ties, saying it was “time to move on.”
The United States does not possess conventional armament powerful enough to destroy Iran’s deeply hidden nuclear facilities, U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal late Friday, with American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying Washington was “still trying” to develop more powerful bombs.
Washington: The US State Department spokesperson has said that it had stopped its funding of UNESCO, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai sought to distance himself on Monday from controversial remarks made in an interview in which he said Afghanistan would back Pakistan against the United States (US) in an all-out war.
WASHINGTON: Cross-border attacks emanating from Pakistan against US-led forces in Afghanistan have increased since the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the Pentagon said Monday.