WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s decision to suspend Nato supply routes has earned it the ire of the United States as US President Barack Obama approved an increase in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s territory on the same pretext, according to a report published in the LA Times, DawnNews reported.
The US has been mounting pressure on Pakistan to take effective action against the Haqqani network and militants in the South Waziristan region.
A US-based newspaper claimed that the Obama administration frustrated with Pakistan, over its hesitance to take action against the Haqqani network, suspension of Nato supply routes and refusal to conduct an operation against militants in the South Waziristan region, has decided to direct the CIA to step up the drone strikes in Pakistan’s territory.
The CIA has launched eight Predator drone attacks since the May 20-21 Nato summit in Chicago.
It is noteworthy that the US has yet to declare the Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation, itself.