US against Afghan military operation on Pak soil

June 18th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington , June 18 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that it would discourage Afghanistan from undertaking any missions in Pakistani territory and urged resolution of the issues through a tripartite mechanism.

A Pentagon spokesman said the US opposed military operation on Pakistani territory.

Pakistan is a sovereign country, so the US would discourage them and frankly, there are significant internal threats to President [Hamid] Karzais administration, the Daily Times quoted Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell as saying at a press briefing.

White House spokesman Tony Fratto also underlined the need for Pakistan and Afghanistan to work together to scale down tensions. The Jirga process had been a successful effort in the past and the US would like to see more of that, he added. (ANI)

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