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Pakistan Fails to Rein In Guerrillas

Infiltration of Kashmir Continues Despite Promises, U.S. Official Says. A senior U.S. official said yesterday that Washington has failed to persuade Pakistan, a close U.S. ally, to prevent Islamic guerrillas from crossing into the Indian-controlled portion of the disputed Kashmir region, warning at the same time that India should not respond to continued infiltration with excessive force. “The United States now for some time has urged the Pakistani government to stop all infiltration across the Line of Control,” said Richard Haass, director for policy planning at the State Department, referring to the cease-fire line that has divided Kashmir for more than five decades. “I’ll be honest: We have not succeeded, and we are at times, shall we say, disappointed and frustrated with that reality.” Haass was interviewed by Indian television, and a transcript was provided in Washington. Full Story

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