Friday, May 27, 2011

Clinton's surprise visit to Pakistan in crisis between the U.S. and Islamabad

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reached early this morning in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, on a surprise visit that coincides with the moment of tension that the relationship between the two countries are going through after the death of Osama bin Laden in an operation carried out by the U.S. rate.

Clinton had no qualms in saying that "someone, somewhere" was supporting Bin Laden in Pakistan before he was discovered by the U.S.. Also wanted to influence how absurd it is, in his view, the hatred of his country: "Pakistan must understand that anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories will not help to solve their problems." The U.S.

diplomat will meet in Islamabad with President Asif Ali Zardari, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, the powerful head of the Pakistani army, and Ahmad Shuja Pasha, head of the country's intelligence services (ISI). During his visit, Clinton will be accompanied at all times by the U.S. chief of staff, Mike Mullen.

The purpose of this trip, which until now was not known, is to bring positions with China after the death of distance leader of Al Qaeda has opened up between both parties. U.S. representatives also asked more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban Islamists and will discuss a possible political solution to the war in Afghanistan.

"They, from their perspective, have done much. What they have not really understood is how much more must do so to protect themselves and, from our point of view, to protect our interests and assist in ways that facilitate our transition in Afghanistan, "said a U.S. official told reporters that on the plane of Clinton before a surprise visit.

The Government of Pakistan welcomed the death of Bin Laden but was upset by the secret attack U.S. troops in Abbottabad city, where until now the leader of Al Qaeda lived for years, seeing as a violation of its sovereignty. Clinton and Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, are set to meet President Asif Ali Zardari, as well as the head of the Armed Forces, Gen.

Ashfaq Kayani, and the head of the agency ISI intelligence, Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

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