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Hussain Haqqani behind memo to Mullen

The Supreme Court (SC) summoned former ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Hussain Haqqani to appear in the next hearing of the memo case, as Memo Commission declared him as responsible for the memorandum. Amir Abbasi reports from Islamabad.

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Mullen sets aside memo as suspected: Pentagon

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The former Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Adm. Mike Mullen never met or knew Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz—a central figure in the memo controversy.Pentagon spokesman, Captain John Kirby asserted Mullen never met Ijaz, who alleges that Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani, asked for assistance in getting a message…

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Mullen says memo is controversial: Pentagon

Staff ReportWASHINGTON: According to the statement issued from Pentagon Admiral Mike Mullen, expressing his wonder over his relations with Mansoor Ijaz, has said he never met with Ijaz, adding that the secret memo is controversial, reports SAMAA. Pentagon spokesman Captain John Kirby said neither did Mullen meet with Mansoor nor does he know anything about…

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Mike Mullen confirms Ajaz Mansoor’s letter

Staff ReportWASHINGTON: Captain John Kirby, a spokesman of Admiral Mike Mullen has confirmed receiving of a letter sent by Pakistan journalist and businessman Ajaz Mansoor today, SAMAA reported on Thursday.Captain Kirby has said that in the beginning Admiral Mike Mullen was unaware about the letter but later on it was traced by him.Ajaz Ahmad, a…

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No solution to Afghan conflict without Pakistan: Mullen

WASHINGTON: There can be no solution to the conflict in Afghanistan without Pakistan, the top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, said Friday as he stepped down from his post.”I continue to believe that there is no solution in the region without Pakistan, and no stable future in the region without a partnership,” Mullen said…

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US armed forces chief Mullen repeats charges against ISI

Staff ReportWASHINGTON: Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen reiterated his earlier criticism of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) alleging that it was functioning in sync with Haqqani Network, SAMAA reported Thursday.Giving interview at CNN program “Fareed Zarkaria GPS” on Wednesday, Mullen, repeating his controversial earlier criticism, accused that elements in Pakistan's spy service…

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White House won't second Mullen on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The White House is refusing to endorse controversial criticism of Pakistan levelled by the departing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked about Admiral Mike Mullen's claim in congressional testimony last week that the Haqqani insurgent network “acts as a veritable arm” of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence…

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Mullen’s statements not based on facts, says Pak. Army Chief Gen. Kayani

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: While taking note of the recent statements made by Admiral Mullen, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff United States, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, termed these as very unfortunate and not based on facts. According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the COAS Gen. Kayani said that this…

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Kayani, Mullen meet to salvage ties

WASHINGTON: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen and COAS General Ashfaq Kayani met in Spain to discuss ways to shore up strained ties after a US raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a Pentagon spokesman said Saturday. The pair sat down for more than two hours of talks late Friday on the…

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Mullen faces troop concern on pay amid US debt row

KABUL: The United States' top military officer admitted Saturday he did not know whether troops serving in Afghanistan would get paid if lawmakers fail to agree a deal on avoiding a debt default.Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is on a visit to Afghanistan, was asked by troops what…

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Mullen sees 'very difficult' time in US-Pakistan ties

WASHINGTON: The top US military chief warned Monday that US-Pakistan military to-military ties were at a “very difficult” crossroads, allowing that a path to progress on that front was not yet clear.President Barack Obama's administration recently suspended about a third of its $2.7 billion annual defense aid to Pakistan in the wake of the raid…

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Pakistan govt. sanctioned Shehzad’s murder: Mullen

WASHINGTON: The slaying of a Pakistani journalist in late May apparently was sanctioned by elements of the Islamabad government, the top-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday, adding that he could not confirm involvement of the country's powerful intelligence service.Admiral Mike Mullen said he didn't have a “string of evidence” linking the death of Pakistani…

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Mullen calls on CJCSC Gen. Khalid Wynne

Staff ReportRawalpindi: Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of USA called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne here on Friday.According an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, US-Pak. joint chiefs of staff met at Joint Staff Headquarter Chaklala and discussed various matters of mutual interests and…

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Kayani, Mullen agree to revive mutual trust

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, called on Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani here on Friday. Two military leaders agreed to revive the mutual trust shattered after the unilateral US strike on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad. According to sources, Admiral Mullen held an extended meeting…

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Up to Pakistan to decide US presence: Mullen

WASHINGTON: The US military's top officer said Thursday it was up to Pakistan's leaders if they wanted American troops to remain in the country, amid anger in Islamabad over a US raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “has repeatedly noted that the small number of…

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Drone attacks ‘counterproductive’ in terror war, Kayani tells Mullen

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff (CJCS), United States called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani , SAMAA reported late Wednesday.According to ISPR, Admiral Mullen lauded the sacrifices and efforts of People of Pakistan and its security forces…

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Kayani, Mullen seek to ease military ties

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of the US Staff Admiral Michael G. Mullen, who is currently visiting Pakistan, called on Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani here on Wednesday. Two military leaders also discussed plans to ease tension between the two countries. According to sources, regional security situation and Afghan issue also came under…

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Mullen urges sync between US, Pakistan

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO: U.S. and Pakistani leaders agree they cannot afford to let security ties unravel, the top U.S. military officer said Tuesday, even as he acknowledged persistent strains including Pakistani links to insurgents staging attacks in Afghanistan.Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments before a…

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Mullen stresses on shutting terror havens in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: America's national security strategy remains focused on countering terrorism in Afghanistan and the region, the nation's senior military officer said today.”What I really want to talk about today is our way forward in Afghanistan,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Foreign Press Center here.The recent…

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Gen. Kayani assures tackling Waziristan terrorists: Mullen

Staff Report WASHINGTON: U.S. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has said that the Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvaiz Kayani has assured him of taking action against terrorists in Northern Waziristan. Mullen made a claim during a recent interview that Northern Waziristan is an epicenter of terrorists and Al Qaeda is still…

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US has Iran strike plan: Mullen

WASHINGTON: The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. military has a plan to attack Iran, although he thinks a strike is probably a bad idea. Adm. Mike Mullen, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, has often warned that a military strike on Iran would have serious and unpredictable ripple effects around…

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