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There are terrorists in US as well, says Pak envoy
Aziz Haniffa in Washington, DC | December 01, 2008 10:50 IST
It was both a defiant and defensive Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, who in appearing on the Sunday news talk shows on television, and asked to explain India's accusing finger at Pakistan for the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, began pointing to the 9/11 terrorist coming from countries that couldn't be held responsible for the attacks and also terrorist training camps in the United States itself.
Haqqani on ABC's This Week and CNN's Late Edition, said, "The 9/11 attackers came from several different countries. No one blamed the governments of these countries, and I am glad that no one is accusing the government of
When reminded that the Foreign Minister of India had said that "the preliminary investigation indicates that some elements in
He argued that "the important thing is Pakistan is a victim of terrorism, India is a victim of terrorism, we need to put the burden of history behind us, work together and make sure that both us get rid of this terrorist menace that afflicts both our countries."
Haqqani said the aim of these terrorists is "to harm India-Pakistan ties," and all these extremists want is for "
He asserted that "the important thing to understand is that
He said Pakistani leaders from the President to the Prime Minister to several other officials, "have made it clear that this time around,
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