News Brief 9/9/2012, Elul 22, 5772
U.S. Designates Haqqani Network a Terrorist Group
The U.S. State Department on Friday officially designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani a terrorist organization.
The move by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton followed lengthy debate within the Obama administration, with many officials worried that the designation would make it more cumbersome to negotiate a peace settlement with the Haqqanis and their Taliban allies.