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Pakistan / Bin Laden / Journal / Haqqani Interview #993599

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeanne Meserve & Fran Townsend about the revelations in Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden%'s journal. [MESERVE - says the diary mentions time, place & modes for attack against the US, his communications with other terrorists; states information is being dealt with by the FBI: the following of potential leads.] [TOWNSEND - talks about bin Laden's network, whether officials inside the government gave him support & tipped off Al Qaeda, why Al Qaeda has not named a successor.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The question of whether bin Laden had a support network in Pakistan, the question of why Pakistan did not know about the May 2 raid, the factionalism within the Pakistani government, the call from some in the US for cutting of aid to Pakistan & Pakistan's deals outlined. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD, Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - talk about the partnership with Pakistan.] [In interview, Pakistani ambassador to the US Hasan HAQQANI@- says Pakistan wants to get to the bottom of this; comments on what the interior minister was trying to say; admits bin Laden was in Pakistan's borders & it will be investigated; states Pakistan will not share any technology {the helicopter} with China; states the US & Pakistan are in close contact to get to the bottom of things.] [Earlier, Pakistani interior minister Rehman MALIK@- denies he had a support network.]

Cooper, Anderson

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