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Obama condoles with Pakistani president on troops killed in NATO strike


08:33, December 05, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. President Obama on Sunday night (local time) phoned the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to condole on the deaths of the Pakistani troops killed in a recent NATO cross-border air strike, according to local media reports.

Local TV channel ARY said that during the phone call the U.S. president also told his Pakistani counterpart that the NATO attack was not intentional and he also promised an investigation into the NATO November 26th incident and discussed with Zardari about the Bonn Conference.

On the early morning of November 26, NATO fighter jets and helicopters launched a strike on two Pakistani army border check posts in Mohmand tribal area bordering Afghanistan, killing 24 Pakistani troops including two senior officials and wounding 13 others.

This is the first phone call made by the U.S. president to the Pakistani leadership since the November 26th incident, showing the U.S. deep concerns about the deteriorating relationships between the two countries following the incident.

Following the November 26th incident, the Pakistani government immediately announced the closure of two border check points for NATO supplies into Afghanistan through Pakistan and vacation of the U.S. Shamsi air base in Pakistan within 15 days. A couple of days later, Pakistan also decided to boycott the Bonn Conference scheduled to be held on December 5 in Germany, indicating an escalation in the strained ties between the two allies in the anti- terror war.


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zhongyin at 2011-12-0658.192.121.*
But now you will see...these same pakiese will be like USA"s pet dog again coz they cnt live without US aid, china should be carefull from these terrorist feedig people, no matter they always says that china-pak friendship is greater than himalayas but they can put knife in china"s back these peoples are known for.
PD User at 2011-12-0680.94.16.*
2011-12-5.Obama Laureat the Nobel of peace forget send condolence to kill soldier pakistan"s.Obama to split than to kill american soldier"s a such his good manner .
PD User at 2011-12-05110.159.252.*
american politicians are smart in rhetoric but blurr in wisdom.Obama is just a puppet controlled by invincible militant hands.
Sam Teng at 2011-12-05175.136.52.*
Why does it take so long for the US President Obama to just send condolence messages to Pakistani President on the death of Pakistani troops killed by NATO cross border air strike? It"s almost 10 full days! What a shame! If it"s the American forces or NATO forces that got killed this way, the US may start another war by now.

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