Pentagon says emergency does not affect US support to Pakistan

November 14th, 2007 - 8:23 am ICT by admin  
“Pakistan is a very important ally in the war on terror and he is closely following the developments there,” Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters aboard Gates’ plane as he traveled to China.

The emergency declaration “does not impact our military support of Pakistan or its efforts in the war on terror,” Morrell added.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is taking the administration’s lead in dealing with the situation, Morrell said.

He also confirmed that Gates had not spoken to Musharraf and had no plans to during his 17-hour flight to Beijing. (ANI +inputs)

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