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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

US-PAK RELATIONS, War-on-Terror: Pak must take certain steps to ensure military aid: Clinton!

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PTI / The Hindu /  WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011.

European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton listens (left) as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, on Monday.
European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton listens (left) as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington, on Monday - AP.

Pakistan must take certain steps which the U.S. has often “outlined” to ensure the delivery of American military assistance to Islamabad, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
“The government of Pakistan must take certain steps, and we have outlined those steps on more than one occasion, to ensure that we can deliver all the military assistance that the United States has discussed with Pakistan,” Ms. Clinton told reporters at a joint press conference with the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.
“So our decision to pause delivery on this portion of security assistance does not signify a shift in policy but underscores the fact that our partnership depends on cooperation. That’s always been the case and it must continue to be so in the future,” Ms. Clinton said in response to a question as to why the U.S. had suspended the USD 800-million military aid to Pakistan.


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