Thursday, June 22, 2017

Drone strikes violate our sovereignty, Pak tells US

Jun 23 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Drone strikes violate our sovereignty, Pak tells US

Pakistan condemned drone strikes on its soil as violations of sovereignty on Thursday , after US officials suggested the Trump administration might ramp them up against Afghan Taliban taking refuge inside Islamabad.The foreign ministry statement came a day after Pakistan said its forces had shot down an Iranian drone near its border with Iran.
“Our position is that drone strikes are counter-productive and violate the sovereignty of Pakistan. Pakistan attaches importance to its relationship with the US. We firmly believe that continued close cooperation between our two countries is critical for promoting peace and security in the region and beyond,“ foreign ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday .
The US has been carrying out attacks against militants on Pakistani territory for a decade. Islamabad has repeatedly condemned such strikes in public, but US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks in 2011 suggested the Pakistani military tacitly approved of the drone programme.

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