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Afghanistan leaks

When asked what the Prime Minister’s view was of the picture portrayed by the leaked documents, the PMS referred people to the statement made by the White House in response to the leak of US military documents. The PMS added that we would lament all unauthorised release of classified materials.

Asked about the content of the leaked documents, the PMS said that the Government did not comment on leaked documents. On whether there would be an inquiry into instances involving British troops, the PMS said that we would not comment on leaked documents.

Asked what message the Prime Minister would be taking to India after suggestions that Pakistan intelligence services held allegiances with the Taliban, the PMS said the Government would continue to work with Pakistan to enhance its capacity to focus on and tackle the threats being faced and we would continue to urge Pakistan to do all it could to dismantle all militant and terrorist groups operating on or from Pakistani soil.

Asked if it was a matter of concern that Pakistan intelligence services seemed to be cooperating more with the Taliban than with Coalition forces, the PMS said the presence of militant and terrorist groups posed a grave threat to the Pakistani state as well as to the stability and security of the region and beyond. We would continue to work with Pakistan and urged them to do more.

Put that the last Government always maintained that two thirds of terrorist plots could be linked to the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan and did the Government stand by that position, the PMS said that we were aware of the threat from that area, but advised people to speak to MOD on any figures.

On whether there was concern over the Taliban’s capability to use ground-to-air missiles, the PMS said that she would not go into detail on those issues. We were well aware of what the Taliban threat was and the importance of the mission in Afghanistan, as well as the need to return security to the country as soon as possible.

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