Terrorist safe havens: CIA chief joins chorus against Pakistan

Mike Pompeo says we will protect our country if Pakistan fails to act against terrorists

News Desk January 08, 2018
The statement comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries with Trump lambasting Pakistan of giving'nothing but lies and deceit'adding that "they think US leaders to be fools".PHOTO: REUTERS

In the wake of US President Donald Trump's allegations that Pakistan is providing safe havens to terror outfits on its soil, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief Mike Pompeo doubled down on those claims in an interview to CBS.

The CIA chief said that they would "protect" the US if Pakistan fails to address the issue.

"We see that Pakistan is continuing to provide safe havens inside of Pakistan for terrorists who present risks to the United States of America," Pompeo said.

"We are doing our best to inform the Pakistanis that that is no longer going to be acceptable," he added.

We will do everything we can to destroy militant safe havens in Pakistan: CIA chief

"If they fix this problem, we're happy to continue to engage with them and be their partner. But if they don't, we're going to protect America."

The statement came amid heightened tensions between Islamabad and Washington with Trump lambasting Pakistan of giving'nothing but "lies and deceit" adding that "they think US leaders to be fools".

"They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Trump said in his tweet last week.



ishrat salim | 3 years ago | Reply You have used lies & deceit of WMD to justify invasion of Iraq, not us. you protect your country, we will protect our country by the grace of Allah swt.
ishrat salim | 3 years ago | Reply You keep your US safe, we will keep our home safe. No more do more, you do more at your end. 16 years in Afghanistan, trillions of dollars spent but you have not made the Afghan police & the Army capable of fighting the criminals & terrorists. You & your allies have not been able to stop the growth of popy plant ( terrorists main source of finance ) in Afghanistan. 16 years & yet the terrorists are controlling 40% 0f the Afghan territory. You are trying to pass the buck of your failures on to our shoulders, no way. you created those monsters, you tame them. You have plunged this whole region from S Asia, to Mid East to Afghanistan to Pakistan in to chaos. You have created a mess in Iraq, Libya & Afghanistan to protect your country, same way we will stand united to protect our country & our people. We are not Iraq, Libya or Afghanistan.
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