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Pakistan Demands 'Clarity' on U.S. War Strategy

Thursday, 03 Dec 2009 11:17 AM

LONDON - Pakistan wants ‘more clarity’ on US President Barack Obama's new Afghan war strategy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Thursday.

‘We are studying that new policy. We need more clarity on it,’ he said after talks in London with his British counterpart Gordon Brown, referring to Obama's pledge of 30,000 more US troops for Afghanistan.

Gilani added that US and Nato military commander in Afghanistan US General Stanley McChrystal would be going to Pakistan to discuss ‘more military cooperation.’

‘After, when we get more clarity on the situation, then we will see how we can implement on that plan,’ he told reporters in a joint press conference with Brown.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry statement Wednesday, reacting to Obama's long-awaited announcement, made no mention of welcoming the troop increases, which many fear could be counterproductive for Pakistan.

Pakistan has raised fears that an influx of soldiers into Afghanistan could again push militants over the border, destabilising an already-troubled region.

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LONDON - Pakistan wants ‘more clarity’ on US President Barack Obama's new Afghan war strategy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Thursday.
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