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September 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- India Blames Pakistan for July Train Bombings VOA 30 Sep 2006 -- Indian police have accused Pakistan's military intelligence agency of planning the deadly train bombings that killed more than 180 people in Mumbai in July
- Leaked report overshadows Blair, Musharraf meeting IRNA 29 Sep 2006 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair was expected to distance himself from a Ministry of Defence report criticizing Pakistan's intelligence service (ISI) during a meeting Thursday with the country's president Pervez Musharraf.
- South Asia: Pakistan-Afghanistan Conflicts Continue RFE/RL 29 Sep 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush hosted a dinner for Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at the White House on September 28 that reminded some of past peacemaking efforts involving Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
- Bush Urges Musharraf, Karzai to Unite in War on Terror VOA 28 Sep 2006 -- President Bush is urging the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan to focus on the cause that unites them: victory in the war on terror.
- Bush Urges Karzai, Musharraf To Unite Against Terrorism RFE/RL 28 Sep 2006 -- The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan have been publicly criticizing each other's perceived failings in tackling terrorism.
- South Asia: Karzai, Musharraf Spar Ahead Of Bush Meeting RFE/RL 26 Sep 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf are continuing a public dispute about who is responsible for terrorism in South Asia
- US Seeks to Heal Rift Between Key Anti-Terror Allies VOA 26 Sep 2006 -- President Bush is set to host a tripartite meeting with the leaders of two of the nations in the anti-terrorism fight.
- President Bush and President Musharraf of Pakistan Participate in Press Availability The White House 22 Sep 2006
- US has sharp eye on Waziristan deal: general IRNA 22 Sep 2006 -- The US general in charge of NATO in Afghanistan on Thursday said a peace deal between Pakistan and tribal elders could yet bring peace to restive border regions, despite being savaged by US critics.
- U.S., Pakistan Partners in Hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Countries' Leaders Say AFPS 22 Sep 2006 -- The United States and Pakistan are partners in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and in fighting extremists and terrorists in the region around Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, the U.S. and Pakistani presidents said in a White House news conference today.
- India hopes success of Joint mechanism with Pak on tackling terrorism IRNA 22 Sep 2006 -- The joint mechanism with Pakistan on tackling terrorism must be given a try and will succeed, said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today.
- Musharraf: Pakistan Committed to Fighting Terrorism VOA 22 Sep 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says his country is committed to fighting terrorism.
- Bush Says He Is Unaware of Any US Pressure on Pakistan after 9/11 VOA 22 Sep 2006 -- President Bush says he is unaware of any White House pressure to force Pakistan into joining the fight against terrorism following the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington
- South Asia: Musharraf Says U.S. 'Threatened To Bomb' Pakistan RFE/RL 22 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has accused Washington of threatening to bomb his country "back to the Stone Age" after the terrorist attacks of September 2001 unless Islamabad cooperated fully with the U.S. campaign against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
- Bush 'Taken Aback' By Pakistan Bombing Threat RFE/RL 22 Sep 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush said today the first he heard of a purported five-year-old U.S. threat to bomb Pakistan was when he "read it in the newspaper today."
- Musharraf: US Threatened to Bomb Pakistan After September 11 VOA 22 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan's president says the U.S. threatened to bomb his country unless it cooperated in the U.S.-led war on terror after the September 11th, attacks in 2001.
- Pakistan will get civil N-tech at any cost IRNA 21 Sep 2006 -- Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said on Wednesday that Pakistan, a recognized nuclear power, would get civil nuclear technology at any cost, and developed nations hesitation in transferring the technology to the country was incomprehensible.
- Analysis: Karzai Asks Pakistan For Help cfr.org 21 Sep 2006 -- Terrorism sees, in the prosperity of the Afghan people, its ultimate defeat," Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the UN General Assembly Wednesday
- Bush Would Send US Forces Into Pakistan to Hunt for bin Laden VOA 21 Sep 2006 -- President Bush says he would authorize U.S. forces to track down Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan if he received reliable intelligence about where the al-Qaeda leader is hiding.
- Bush to Host Three-Way Talks With Pakistani, Afghan Leaders VOA 19 Sep 2006 -- The White House says President Bush will host an unusual three-way meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan next week in an effort to coordinate policy in the face of a resurgence of Taleban attacks in Afghanistan
- "Pakistan is stable, I am relaxed and confident": Musharraf IRNA 18 Sep 2006 -- President Pervez Musharraf has categorically ruled out any possibility of a patch up with what he called the fighting Taliban.
- India, Pakistan Agree to Join Forces Against Terror VOA 18 Sep 2006 -- India and Pakistan have agreed to resume their interrupted peace process and to cooperate on the fight against terrorism
- Afghanistan: Musharraf's Warnings On Taliban Seen As Posturing RFE/RL 14 Sep 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said in Brussels that the "center of gravity" of terrorism is in southern Afghanistan
- Afghanistan: Taliban Could Spark Pashtun 'National War' RFE/RL 12 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan's leader raises the specter of another violent Pashtun mobilization against foreign intruders, this time spearheaded by the Taliban.
- Pakistan not to allow U.S to operate inside country IRNA 12 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan has not allowed the United States to operate from its territory against terror suspects, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
- Special US unit can enter Pakistan at will to hunt Osama IRNA 11 Sep 2006 -- A special US unit now has the authority to go after Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan without having to seek permission first, according to two US officials.
- Pakistan says peace agreement inked with tribesmen not Taliban IRNA 09 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan said on Friday that it has inked a peace deal in the country's volatile North Waziristan tribal region with tribesmen and not with Taliban.
- Analysis: Pakistan's Troubled Leader cfr.org 08 Sep 2006 -- A number of recent events have returned unwanted attention to Pakistan and raised questions about President Pervez Musharraf's reliability as an ally in the U.S.-led "war on terror."
- Backgrounder: Musharraf's Taliban Problem cfr.org 08 Sep 2006
- Pakistan Acknowledges Taleban Launching Cross-Border Raids into Afghanistan VOA 07 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan's president has acknowledged Taleban insurgents are using Pakistani territory to stage cross-border attacks in neighboring Afghanistan.
- Pakistani-Taliban Pact Part of Efforts To Secure Afghan Border Washington File 06 Sep 2006 -- The Bush administration has been apprised of the Pakistani government's September 5 cease-fire deal with tribal Taliban in north Waziristan on the country's border with Afghanistan.
- US Cautious on Pakistan Border Deal VOA 06 Sep 2006 -- The United States said Wednesday it is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the peace agreement between the Pakistani government and pro-Taleban militants in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan
- Pakistan, Afghanistan Pledge to Fight Common Enemies VOA 06 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf met with his counterpart Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, to discuss ways to curb the sharp rise in attacks by the Taleban
- Afghanistan: Pakistani, Afghan Presidents To Hold Security Talks In Kabul RFE/RL 06 Sep 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has arrived in Kabul where he will hold talks with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai
- Pakistan signs peace accord with N Waziristan militants IRNA 05 Sep 2006 -- Pakistani militants and the government on Tuesday signed a peace agreement to end the bloody conflict in the country's restive North Waziristan tribal region.
- US official denies involvement in Pakistan's Baluchistan prov IRNA 05 Sep 2006 -- The principal officer at the US Consulate, Lahore, Bryan David Hunt, said the US was not, in any way, involved in the incidents occurring in Baluchistan.
- Analysis: The Treacherous Legacy of A.Q. Khan cfr.org 05 Sep 2006 -- Aside from Iraq, the other two "axis of evil" nations have been on the minds of U.S. policymakers of late.
- Pakistan Signs Peace Treaty With Pro-Taleban Militants VOA 05 Sep 2006 -- Pakistan has signed a landmark peace agreement with pro-Taleban militants near the Afghan border
- Pakistan, US Navy to conduct joint exercises next week IRNA 02 Sep 2006 -- Pakistani and the US Navy will conduct a three-day joint exercise next week, a Pakistan Navy statement said on Friday.
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