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Mr. Karzai has ruled out a resumption of talks with the Taliban, saying he prefers to talk directly with the leaders of Pakistan.

Dawood Asas, a senator and member of the parliamentary security and defense committee, said the Karzai government will also never negotiate with the Haqqanis.

“There is no use talking directly to the Haqqani Network,” he said.

Adm. Mike Mullen, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a congressional hearing in September that the Haqqani Network is a “veritable arm of the ISI.”

Mohammad Naeem Lali Hamidzai, chairman of the Afghan parliamentary committee on internal-security affairs, endorsed Adm. Mullen’s comments.

“We have seen a lot of solid evidence that Pakistan is behind the Haqqani Network. We have caught many people with ties to the ISI,” he said.

In their meetings in Washington, they urged U.S. officials to launch military action against the Haqqani Network’s safe havens in Pakistan.

“Until now, we haven’t seen any change in Pakistan’s support for the Haqqani Network. And, if Pakistan doesn’t change its behavior, U.S. troops should go after the Haqqani Network in Pakistan,” Mr. Hamidzai said.

He added that in addition to supporting terrorists, Pakistani troops are shelling Afghan civilians in the eastern provinces of Kunar and Nangarhar and the city of Jalalabad.

Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, a top-ranking U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told reporters late last month that Pakistan’s military appeared to be in “collaboration, or at a minimum, looking the other way when insurgents conducted rocket or mortar fire in what we believe to be visual sight of one of their posts.”

U.S. and Afghan military operations have targeted the Haqqani Network’s fighters in Afghanistan. Mrs. Clinton said 100 terrorists were killed late last month.

Pakistani officials have warned that it will treat any infiltration of its border by U.S. troops as a violation of its sovereignty. A covert Predator drone program, run by the U.S. with unacknowledged support from Pakistan, has eliminated several terrorist suspects in Pakistan.

Pakistan has been reluctant to use military force against the Haqqanis; however, a senior U.S. official said it can take other action to squeeze the network.

These actions could include ensuring that “intelligence doesn’t go to the Haqqani Network [EnLeader], that they don’t benefit from financial resources or flow of finances, that we deal specifically with areas where we know the Haqqani Network and the Taliban are based, including kind of key cities along the border,” the official told reporters last week.

Afghan officials say Pakistan has played the role of spoiler in the Karzai government’s now-suspended effort to make peace with the Taliban, the former rulers of Afghanistan who opened a guerrilla campaign after U.S. forces toppled them in 2001. They claim Pakistan was linked to the assassination in September of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was leading peace efforts with the Taliban.

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