Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warn Pakistan on Thursday that Washington is bringing up the rear endurance over its malfunction to get rid of safe haven for insurgent who assault US troop in neighboring Afghanistan.
Panetta criticized at Pakistan and the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani system throughout a short call to Kabul overshadow by anger over a Nato air hit that supposedly killed 18 civilians, an subject that the Pentagon chief did not address in open.
Panetta was not here in Kabul a smaller amount than five hours after his influx, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai pledge to cut short a journey to Beijing and beginning dwelling over the death of around 40 civilians.
“Even though we are seeing an uptick in violence in recent days, the overall level of violence is down from past years,” supposed Panetta, who is review plans to remove US battle troops by the conclusion of 2014.
The Haqqani group, a group connected to the Taliban and al Qaeda that is supposed to be base in Pakistan’s anarchic ethnic region of North Waziristan, is answerable for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan’s 10-year war.
“It’s an increasing concern that this safe haven exists and that there are those like the Haqqanis who are making use of that to attack our forces,” Panetta tell a information conference with his Afghan complement, Abdul Rahim Wardak.