Former ISI chief incorrect on Osama Bin Laden: USFebruary 13, 2015 15:56
The US has said the statement by the former ISI chief that Pakistan's spy agency "most likely sheltered" Osama bin Laden is incorrect.
The State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, insisted there is no reason to believe that Pakistan government knew about the whereabouts of the slain Al Qaeda chief.
"As we've stated in the past, and the President (Barack Obama) and Secretary (Hillary) Clinton at the time stated, we don't have any reason to believe that the government of Pakistan knew about the location of bin Laden. That remains our belief," Psaki told reporters at her daily news briefing yesterday.
"Correct", Psaki said when asked what ex-ISI chief Lt Gen (rtd) Asad Durrani is saying is entirely wrong.
Durrani in an interview to Al Jazeera said that most likely ISI sheltered Osama bin Laden and hoped to use the Al Qaeda chief as a bargaining chip with America to strike a deal on Afghanistan before he was killed in a covert US Navy SEALs raid in 2011.