Haqqani network should be on terror list, says US senator

A top US senator pressed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday to add the Haqqani network to a formal terrorism blacklist, citing recent attacks in Afghanistan.

“I request that the State Department take the additional step of listing the network as a Foreign Terrorism Organization and look forward to receiving your response,” said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein, a Democrat, said “there is no question that the Haqqani network meets the standards” for joining the list.

“It conducts attacks against US targets and personnel in Afghanistan, and poses a continuing threat to American, Afghan, and allied personnel and interests,” she said in a statement.