Washington: Making it very clear, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks as the country's powerful spy agency ISI was not acting against all terror groups operating on its soil.
"The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government - specifically in Pakistan's Inter- Services Intelligence or ISI - that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups -- or even worse," Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, said in Washington.
"We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country. We stand ready to help them. But there should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy these networks," Szubin cautioned.
While speaking at the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Szubin added, Pakistan has been - and remains - a critical counter-terrorism partner in many respects.
"Of course, Pakistanis are themselves often the victims of brutal terrorist attacks on schools , markets, and mosques, and the list unfortunately goes on. And in the face of such violence, Pakistan has in some ways pushed back," he said.
"Pakistan has achieved success in its ongoing operations against traditional terrorist safe havens in northwest Pakistan. It has officially designated ISIL as a terrorist organization. And it has gone after the funding and operational capabilities of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP," Szubin said.