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What is Pakistan doing now is the real question, says US

Lalit K Jha/ PTI  |  Washington 

In the wake of revelation by WikiLeaks on the war in Afghanistan, the real question is what Pakistan is now doing, US has said.

"The real question is: What is Pakistan doing now?  We are satisfied with the action, the aggressive action that Pakistan has taken," State Department spokesman P J Crowley said.

"But we want to see Pakistan continue on the offensive. We've made that clear since these documents came out," he said adding that US believes that Pakistan has made a strategic shift.

"They are now aggressively attacking these elements inside their borders that have safe havens inside of Pakistan's territory that not only threaten Afghanistan, the United States, but also Pakistan," Crowley said.

"The links between Pakistani agencies and these elements have been known and understood for quite some time," he said.

The State Department does not believe that the documents released by the WikiLeaks present any new information in terms of Pakistani interest in and association with elements that have played a role in Afghanistan, he observed.

"It is very, very important to understand that there have been historical links going back a couple of decades," Crowley said.

First Published: Sat, July 31 2010. 09:59 IST