Admiral Mike Mullen
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US Admiral: 'Haqqani is veritable arm of Pakistan's ISI'

22 September 2011 Last updated at 17:48 BST

In a strong and public condemnation of Pakistan, America's most senior military officer has said the Haqqani network is a veritable arm of the country's intelligence services.

Admiral Mike Mullen told US senators that the militant group planned and conducted the recent assault on the US Embassy in Kabul with the help of the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence service.

Islamabad has denied similar accusations in the past.