US takes Mush revelation on arms diversion seriously

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly on Monday said: “We take very seriously any allegation of using US-origin military assistance for purposes other than we had already agreed to and that we had intended them for.”

To questions on when the weapons were sold to Pakistan, was there an understanding or a provision that they would not be used against India, the official said: “I don’t know all the details of what Musharraf said. But I believe he was referring to this most recent assistance to help fight religious extremists in Pakistan. So I think that was the intent of this latest round anyway. But, I don’t know exactly what he was referring to.”

Musharraf recently left Pakistan amid a growing demand to try him for imposing emergency and for ordering the confinement of Supreme Court judges.

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