Afghanistan’s powerful National Security Council today angrily slammed the United States for failing to act on the allegations against Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Agency in the Sunday WikiLeaks release.
The council’s statement expressed serious concern that the US has failed to attack against “the patrons and supporters of the Taliban” within the Pakistani government, and insisted that it was vital to prevent neighboring states from using terror as an instrument of policy.
At a later news conference the council’s head, Rangeen Spanta declared “it is really not justifiable for the Afghan people that how come you give to one country $11 billion or more as help for reconstruction or strengthen its security or defensive forces, but from other side the very forces train terrorism.”
Some 92,000 leaked documents detailed a number of allegations against the ISI, including a number of specific plots. Officials from the ISI have denied the validity of the claims, insisting they were “mostly from Afghan intelligence, so you can imagine their credibility.”
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