Presidential candidate Biden wants US to step up presence in PakNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:38 am ICT by admin
Biden called upon Washington to step-up its presence in Pakistan, saying it would be in the world’s interest.
“It’s in everybody’s interest, not just the United States alone. The first thing I would do, I would call a meeting. I would ask for a meeting of the Security Council. I would be on the telephone with everyone from Putin to the Chinese premier to our allies in Great Britain and NATO. This cannot be a US-alone operation,” he said.
Commenting on the political unrest in Pakistan, Biden said the US was not doing enough to promote democratic institutions in that country.
“There is a significant portion of the Pakistani population that is middle class and moderate,” the Daily Times quoted him, as saying in the interview.
“If you don’t have a fair electoral process allowing them to express their anger, their frustration, you force it all underground,” Biden added. (ANI)
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