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Act against terrorist safe havens or we will: CIA to Pakistan

ANI  |  Washington [US] 

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has issued a stern warning to that if it did not act against the alleged terrorist safe havens inside the country then the United States would be forced to destroy them on its own.

The warning comes as Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to arrive in on Monday

and hold talks with to seek their support to the new U.S. strategy for

The CIA director gave this warning at the Reagan National Defence Forum in California on Saturday, when he was queried about what Trump administration was doing to make participate in its new strategy.

"(Secretary Mattis) will make clear the president's intent. (He) will deliver the message that we would love you to do that. And that the safe haven inside of Pakistan has worked to the detriment of our capacity to do what we needed to do in Afghanistan," the Dawn quoted Pompeo as saying.

And in case things go south, he added, "In the absence of the Pakistanis achieving that, we are going to do everything we can to make sure that that safe haven no longer exists.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 16:20 IST