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US warns military action against Pak

world Updated: May 27, 2010 01:03 IST
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The United States has given a blunt message to Pakistan that it would be under “inevitable pressure” to take immediate and stern action if a successful terror attack is traced back to that country.

Officials privy to the recent meeting between President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor James Jones, Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta and Pakistan’s political and military leadership said that top US officials told Islamabad in clear terms that it needed to intensify its crackdown in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Both Jones and Panetta, during their Islamabad visit earlier this month, had told Pakistan that there was ‘hard’ evidence to prove that Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomb plotter, received terror training by the TTP in the tribal areas of the country.

Both did not spell out possible action the US might take, however, the delegation did not rule out military action.

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