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ISI assisting Haqqani network: McCain

A top Republican Senator has said that the US should base its relationship with Pakistan with the full knowledge that ISI continues to help the Haqqani network that attacks American troops in Afghanistan.

world Updated: Feb 01, 2012 13:26 IST

A top Republican Senator has said that the US should base its relationship with Pakistan with the full knowledge that ISI continues to help the Haqqani network that attacks American troops in Afghanistan.


"There is enormous political turmoil in Pakistan, and we have to base our relations on them with the full and certain knowledge that the ISI is assisting the Haqqani network, who are killing young Americans," Senator John McCain told the CNN in an interview.

"We have to approach our relationship from a much more practical side," McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, said in response to a question.

McCain's remarks comes a day after President Barack Obama confirmed that American drones regularly target terrorists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.