September 7th, 2012
09:29 AM ET

Officials: Clinton to label Pakistan-based group terrorists

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.

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  1. saywhat

    rightly said.
    Good morning @chrissy. Don't mind@Hamsta. A passionate and dedicated die hard standing up for what Repubs and the likes of Tea Party stand for. With elections not too far in the distance, lets leave it to the voters.

    September 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Now these Haqqanis hail from S.East Afghanistan , a tribe integral to Afghanistan. And fighting American led NATO forces.
    They were nurtured, armed and trained by the CIA and ISI during the 80's.
    Labeling them terrorists would hardly help our 'cause" (whatever that is) in Afghanistan.

    September 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. According to cnn You may be a terrorist if you are...

    Caucasian, Iranian, pakistanian.
    Support 9-11 truth not the propagated lie.
    Using cash.
    Breath and stand erect while walking.
    Watch tv.
    Vote for anyone other then Obama or Romney.
    Say anything bad about the clintons, especially Hitlery.
    Read CNN news stories.

    September 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike Yaffe

    Hillary ought to put her husband on the terror list after what he did to "that woman, Miss Lewinsky". We sweep that under the carpet time after time. He's a liar and he cheated on his wife. What's right about that?

    September 11, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Smithy

    Biggest terrorist on earth are Israel and US. Have to guts to say anything to Israel? Jew lover hairy Hillary?

    September 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
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