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Tillerson in Pakistan with a tough message on safe havens
ABCNEWS ^ | 24-Oct-2017 | By matthew lee and alex brandon, associated press

Posted on 10/24/2017 4:17:20 PM PDT by topher

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Pakistan to deliver a tough message on the importance of fighting extremists and driving them from hideouts on Pakistani territory.

Tillerson arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday, a day after traveling to Iraq and Afghanistan in conditions of strict secrecy. He met with Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Foreign Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif and the heads of the army and intelligence services.

In Afghanistan on Monday, he told reporters that Pakistan's cooperation on counterterrorism is essential for a good relationship with the U.S. His comments echoed those of other top U.S. officials who have been pressing Pakistan on the matter.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; pakistan; safehaven; terrorists
Apparently, Sec of State sending clear message.

Major League Hardball.

1 posted on 10/24/2017 4:17:20 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

When is Sessions going to give a similar speech about the “sanctuaries” in America?

2 posted on 10/24/2017 4:20:56 PM PDT by littleharbour
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