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US urges Pakistan to step up efforts to root out militants

08-01-2011 10:14 BJT

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After a second day of touring Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mullen, urges Pakistan to step up its efforts to root out militants.US officials have been pressing Pakistan to go after Haqqani militants and other fighters who routinely launch attacks into Afghanistan from Pakistan.

But relations with Islamabad have frayed, particularly after the US raid in May that killed al-Qaida terror network leader Osama bin Laden. Mullen also spoke about discussions between the US and Afghanistan regarding their strategic partnership which he said had been ongoing "for some time."


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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