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CIA director sent warning to Iran over threatened US interests in Iraq

Mike Pompeo says he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official Pompeo refuses to answer questions on reports he may replace Rex Tillerson The CIA director said on Saturday he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him that the US would hold Tehran accountable …

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US general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump’s tough line

WASHINGTON: The top US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups …

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‘Pakistan needs to be told US won’t tolerate terrorist safe havens’: US nominee for Under Secretary of Defence

WASHINGTON: The US should “make it clear” to Pakistan that the Trump administration will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists, nominee for Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John C Rood said on Friday. Rood said Pakistan’s failure to keep a check on terrorist safe havens was undermining US’s efforts …

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen …

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US wants no terrorist ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan, says James Mattis

WASHINGTON: As part of its new South Asia strategy, the United States wants to make sure that there are no terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US defence secretary James Norman Mattis has said, asserting that there are ways for the US-led NATO member countries to hold Islamabad …

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U.S. Afghan strategy will be governed by events in Balochistan

The Pentagon is spinning its wheels in Afghanistan, continuing a questionable counterinsurgency and nation-building strategy because, quite literally, it knows that it won’t work, but cannot think of anything else to do. It will not succeed because the U.S. and NATO will never regain the military dominance the alliance had …

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Pakistan must take decisive action against terrorists: US ambassador

ISLAMABAD: The United States ambassador, David Hale, has asked Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups. A similar demand was communicated earlier by the Trump administration through US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his visit to Pakistan last month. While speaking to the media at a session under …

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Iran parades missile during anniversary of US Embassy takeover

(CNN)Iran commemorated the 38th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover Saturday with a potent display of a missile as thousands of demonstrators gathered in Tehran to mark the event that triggered the hostage crisis and sparked the decades-old rift in US-Iranian relations. On November 4, 1979, Iranian student revolutionaries climbed …

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Iran says no need to increase missile range as can already hit U.S. forces

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran has no need to increase the range of its ballistic missiles as they could already reach U.S. forces stationed in the region, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday As U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to impose new sanctions against Iran’s missile program, Major-General …

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US Senators for listing Pak as ‘country of particular concern’ over religious intolerance

WASHINGTON: Six influential US Senators have urged secretary of state Rex Tillerson to designate Pakistan as a “country of particular concern” on the issue of religious freedom violation, saying its discriminatory laws continue to result in prosecution of individuals due to their faith. Senators Bob Menendez, Marco Rubio, Chris Coons, …

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