Wednesday, May 11, 2011

US will not apologize to Pakistan



Pakistan will investigate how Osama Bin Laden managed to live in the country without being found according to PM Yousuf Raza Gilani in his parliamentary speech Monday.
Agreeing that the slaying of the Al Qaeda chief is justice done, the prime minister defended the criticisms of military incompetence.
In the attached YouTube video, Gilani warned the US of solo attacks in its territory, "Let no one draw any wrong conclusions. Any attack in Pakistan's strategic assets whether overt or covert will find a matching response.
"Pakistan deserves the right to retaliate with full force."
In reply, the Islamabad's Dawn reported that Washington will not apologize for conducting the 1 May Abbottabad raid to kill the terrorist leader.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "We obviously take the statements and concerns of the Pakistani government seriously, but we also do not apologize for the action that we took."
Carney added that during his election campaign, Obama said, "If there's an opportunity to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice, and he is on Pakistani soil and this is the only way we can do it, to do it unilaterally, he will take that chance and do it."
Addressing the sovereignty issue, the press secretary said, "We will work with the prime minister and the president and other government leaders in Pakistan to work through our differences and continue the cooperation that we've had in the past that has led to so many successes in the fight against terrorism and terrorists."
Details of this report here.
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