FBI head visits Pakistan amid tensions
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller is visiting Pakistan as tensions between the two countries spike over U.S. demands that Islamabad crack down on Afghan militants it says get shelter on Pakistani soil.
A Pakistani government statement says that Mueller met with Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik for talks Wednesday in the capital.
U.S. officials declined to discuss the visit.
Already uneasy relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have soured over the last year, with the unilateral American raid on Osama bin Laden on May 2 bringing ties to a fresh low.
U.S. officials have recently accused Islamabad of maintaining links with the Haqqani network, a band of Islamist fighters Washington says is behind attacks in Afghanistan, including last week's strike on the U.S. embassy in Kabul.