US-Pak relation at crisis: US Senator
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 11:18
  
Washington: The relationship between US and Pakistan is at "crisis", and it appears that intelligence services of both the nations cannot work together, a powerful American Senator has said.

"The (US-Pak) relationship is at a crisis," Diana Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was quoted as saying by the MSNBC.

"I think both sides do want to de-escalate the crisis. However, those tests that were set up to show that Pakistan intelligence service and the American intelligence service could work together have failed," she said.

Feinstein said: "In other words, specific targets were put out on four occasions, and the Pakistanis essentially went before, and all these target areas were emptied out before the military -- the Pakistani military and others -- got to them."

"So this was really a crisis in confidence."

On recent terror attacks in Mumbai, the Congresswoman said so far there is no intelligence information available on who were behind the bombings.

"Not at this time. I don't have any information that indicates with any kind of specificity where this attack came from," she added.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 11:18


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