US Vice-President says problems within ISI being dealt with

July 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Washington, July 30(ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)’s links with the Taliban, highlighted in the leaked US classified military documents, was a problem that his government is dealing with.

WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower organization has posted over 90000 classified documents about the Afghan war on its website, which suggests that between 2004 and 2009, elements of ISI had armed, trained and financed the Taliban.

“I’m getting very close to what I shouldn’t be talking about in terms of classification. But what was talked about in those leaks were the intelligence community within the ISI,” The Daily Times quoted Biden, as having said on NBC’s “Today” show.

“That is the sort of the CIA of Pakistan. That has been a problem in the past. It is a problem we’re dealing with and is changing,” he added.

Biden further said that the US is moving forward in the war on terror, and identifying locations in and around the Pakistan-Afghanistan border areas.

“I assure you, we are doing significant damage to Al-Qaeda in Pakistan as well as in Afghanistan so we’re making progress. But the truth of the matter is that there’s more to go,” Biden said.

“We’re in Afghanistan for one express purpose, Al-Qaeda, the threat to the US. Al-Qaeda exists in those mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We are not there to nation build. We’re not out there deciding we’re going to turn this into a Jeffersonian democracy and build that country,” he added. (ANI)

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