U.S. to Pakistan: No more OBL-type raids

Published 21 July 2011

Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says that the United States has given him their assurance that they will not conduct any more clandestine raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden in May; Gilani said, “Since we were sharing information with US and there was a tremendous relationship with the CIA and ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence], therefore we could have done a joint operation in Abbottabad, but it didn’t happen. Therefore we had a lot of reservations”; he added, “They have assured us in future there will be no unilateral actions in Pakistan, and there would be co-operation between both agencies”; his remarks contradict statements made by U.S. officials who have said they would conduct a similar raid to kill other top al Qaeda leaders if necessary

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