Statement by Chairman Mike Rogers on the Signing of the Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act by President Obama

Aug 13, 2012
Statement by Chairman Mike Rogers on the Signing of the Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act by President Obama

For Immediate Release                                          Contact:  Susan Phalen
August 13, 2012                                                     Susan.Phalen@mail.house.gov

Statement by Chairman Mike Rogers on the Signing of the
Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act by President Obama

Washington, D.C. – President Obama signed the Haqqani Netowrk Terrorist Designation Act into law on Friday, August 10, 2012.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman made the following statement:

“I am pleased that the President signed the bill into law, and I hope that this will be a step toward designating the Haqqani network as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).   As members of the House and Senate overwhelmingly agree, the Haqqani network is indeed a foreign terrorist organization responsible for killing hundreds of US troops in Afghanistan.  An official FTO designation is a critical step allowing the United States to more aggressively undermine this terrorist network's support.  I urge Secretary Clinton to call a spade a spade and make the FTO designation.”

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