Deutsche Welle (online), 7 November 2012
Quotes by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the new UN sanctions against the Haqqani network: ‘Of course, they [the Haqqani network] do not get arms from UN member states and their governments. [But] Pakistan is constantly accused of covertly supporting the Haqqanis, who operate out of Waziristan, which is Pakistani territory. The sanctions are certainly a sign to Pakistan that the UN is serious about wanting to put an end to the activities of the Haqqani network.’ However, Ruttig was doubtful whether Pakistan would stop supporting the network, saying that they were ‘just one card in the great Afghanistan game,’ as Islamabad looks at protecting its interests post-2014.
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