Memogate: Ijaz rubbishes James Jones’ claim

Ijaz says he had informed Gen (retd) James Jones about Husain Haqqani.


Express December 18, 2011



The controversy surrounding the memogate continues to unfold. The man at the centre of the controversy, Mansoor Ijaz, revealed on Monday that three senior Pakistani officials were involved in the preparation of the secret memo, a television channel reported.


Ijaz said he had informed Gen (retd) James Jones, the man who had handed the memo to Admiral (retd) Mike Mullen – about Husain Haqqani while sending it.

In his reply submitted in the Supreme Court, Ijaz claimed he had a “19 minutes and 26 seconds long” telephone conversation with Jones and that he had informed him about Haqqani in the end.

Ijaz revealed that together with the memo, he had also sent a ‘covering letter’ to Jones.

Ijaz said that he had also mentioned the involvement of personalities, including military and government officials, in the matter. Three officials jointly prepared the memo, he claimed.

Interestingly, Ijaz, in his statement to the Supreme Court, had “blackened” the names of these US officials to render them unidentifiable.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 18th, 2011.

COMMENTS (19)

ayesha | 9 years ago | Reply

@American Muse: "American businessman Mansoor Ijaz is far more credible than retired militaryman James Jones. James Jones was fired as U.S. National Security Advisor by President Obama in November 2010 because Jones favored Arab dictators over democratic Israel in the Middle East imbroglio."

James Jones retired honorably and was not fired. DO n't just make stuff up. If he had been fired, why would Ejaz have chosen him to convey the message to Mike Mullen? Think before you speak.

K. Salim Jahangir | 9 years ago | Reply

General Jones woke up from deep slumber little too late to protect their "protege,"who is, now, in it up to his neck!!!

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