Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will notify Congress Friday of her intent to formally designate the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terror organization, two senior administration officials told CNN.
The designation of the group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization would make it easier to pursue those who provide support for the al Qaeda- and Taliban-linked movement. But it could further deteriorate relations with Pakistan.
"The secretary expects to send the report on the Haqqani network to Congress today," said a senior State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The official was not authorized to offer details of the report ahead of its submission to Congress.FULL STORY