Mullen arrives in Islamabad to iron out US-Pak differences

April 20th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, April 20(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen has arrived in Pakistan for talks on security issues, the ongoing war on terror and how to ease tension between both countries, according to officials.

Admiral Mullen is scheduled to meet with Pakistan’s military and political leadership after his trip to Afghanistan, where he admitted that the US-Pak relationship is passing through a critical phase, and also said he would push Pakistanis for more actions against the Pakistan Taliban.

This is Admiral Mullen’s 22nd visit to Pakistan, Xinhua quoted officials, as saying.

He will meet Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and other top military leaders later Wednesday.

Pakistan and the United States have increased talks to ease tension between them and particularly between the intelligence agencies- US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)- over key issues, including US drone attacks and clandestine CIA operations in Pakistan. (ANI)

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