New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has refused to endorse his top military commander Admiral Mike Mullen's criticism of Pakistan, while saying that Pakistan must do more to deal with insurgents.
The president said Mullen's statement 'expressed frustration' over the insurgent havens in Pakistan. But Obama added that the "the intelligence is not as clear as we might like in terms of what exactly that relationship is."
Obama said that whether Pakistan's ties with the Haqqani network are active or passive, Pakistan has to deal with it.
The administration already had sought to tone down Mullen's claim.
Mullen had called the Haqqani network a veritable arm of Pakistan's intelligence agency the ISI.
The US continues to put pressure on Pakistan insisting that tackling the Haqqani group is the number one job for both US and Pakistan.
The claims made by the US had left Islamabad visibly upset as their military is being accused of supporting a deadly terror network.
With additional information from AP