‘Satisfied’ US now says Clinton’s Pak diatribe ‘misconstrued’ by media

May 11th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Richard Holbrooke Washington, May 11 (ANI): After an initial outburst against Pakistan following the botched Times Square bombing plot, the United States is apparently trying to water down its tough stand, with officials saying that Washington is ’satisfied’ with Islamabad’s cooperation in the probe into the bombing plot.

“We’re very satisfied by the cooperation we’re getting on this particular investigation thus far,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told media persons during a press conference.

Richard Holbrooke, President Obama’s Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, also appeared to be in a ‘damage control’ mode following Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s stern warning to Pakistan.

Speaking during the press conference, Holbrooke said clarified that Clinton’s remarks were “misconstrued”

Clinton had warned Pakistan of facing ’severe consequences’ in case extremists from its soil succeeded in attacking America.

“We think our relations with Pakistan have improved greatly in the last year.Clinton herself praised the Pakistan government for what it has done. And so I urge you to not to react to a misrepresentation of what she said,” The News quoted Holbrooke, as saying.

He said the Obama Administration is actually multiplying Pakistan’s civilian and military aid, being deeply concerned over attempt of terror attack on the US. (ANI)

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