" Pakistan’s spy agency ISI has links with terrorists groups": Top US General

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WASHINGTON: The top US military officer said on Tuesday that he believed that Pakistan’s main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups.

US officials have long been frustrated by what they term Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against militant groups including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

“It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Earlier US President Donald Trump had warned Pakistan of paying the price if it does not relinquish the contacts with the militant groups operating in Afghanistan.