Pakistan is in a state of institutional failure, even if it is not a failed state now, a former US ambassador to Islamabad said today, noting that the nation`s powerful army is in no mood to usurp power.
Crocker, who was long one of the top US diplomats and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was arrested August 14 in Washington state.
The US Senate has confirmed career diplomat James Cunningham as Ambassador to Afghanistan, replacing Ryan Crocker.
Ryan Crocker speaks Arabic and has spent a lifetime immersed in the Arab world and Afghanistan.
Veteran US diplomat Ryan Crocker is leaving his post as ambassador to Afghanistan this summer.
The surprise news of Crocker`s departure came hours after the conclusion of the NATO summit in Chicago, where he was in attendance with Obama.
Ryan Crocker urged Pakistan to take action against safe havens and prevent cross-border attacks by the Taliban.
The deaths make at least 25 international service members killed so far this month.
US Ambassador Ryan Crocker says Pakistan needs to do more to clamp down on the Haqqani network`s safe havens.
Ryan Crocker says if the West was to leave Afghanistan too early, the al Qaeda would be able to increase its presence.
The American frustration with insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan has long been a source of tension in the brittle relations between the two countries.
The envoy, Ryan Crocker said that if the Afghan govt wanted US troops to stay longer, the withdrawal could be slowed.
US envoy to Afghanistan said that the attack would not affect the withdrawal of foreign troops.
Afghans marked a decade since the death of an iconic anti-Taliban fighter two days before 9/11.
Ryan Crocker also said the US has no interest in permanent bases in Afghanistan.
Ryan Crocker was among the team that re-opened the US embassy in Kabul in 2001.
A US diplomat said the Kerry-Lugar-Berman legislation is important for improving ties with Pak.
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