Law Introduced to List Haqqani Network as Terrorist Organization
1:22 PM, Jul 12, 2012 • By LEE SMITH
In this week's issue, Jeffrey Dressler explains that the Obama State Department has yet to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, in spite of bipartisan pressure from lawmakers to do so. Led by the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D, California), this week they've introduced legislation to list the Haqqanis.
“I have urged the State Department to designate Haqqani as an FTO for more than two years,” Feinstein said in a statement. “Meanwhile, the organization continues to kill Americans in Afghanistan and launch brazen and indiscriminate attacks against innocent men, women and children in the region.”
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