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Obama never linked ISI to Qaeda, says White House

The White House said in a briefing on Sunday that US President Barack Obama had never said some elements in the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) were helping al Qaeda. White House Spokesman Jay Carney said in response to an Indian journalist’s question at the White House briefing that President Obama did not say in his press conference that some elements of the military and the intelligence for the Pakistanis were helping al Qaeda.
A group of Indian correspondents in Washington have stepped up their campaign against Pakistan, asking a series of questions that depict Pakistan in the negative light. The White House twice rebuked an Indian correspondent who attempted to distort the remarks about Pakistan made by President Obama at Thursday’s press conference. “He (Obama) didn’t say that ISI has links with al-Qaeda,” Carney told the Indian journalist.
“I’ve said all along, we have an important relationship with Pakistan,” the White House spokesman said. “We have had enormous successes through our cooperation with Pakistan,” Carney added.



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