Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Afghan-Pakistan summit begins in US

U.S. Presses Visiting Pakistani Leader on Taliban Threat

NY Times — The Obama administration sought Wednesday to ratchet up pressure on the Pakistani government to crack down on the Taliban in the western part of the country, as congressional leaders and administration officials expressed increased concern over the deteriorating situation in Pakistan, where insurgents have taken over territory just 60 miles from the capital.
Mr. Obama will meet with both President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan on Wednesday afternoon at the White House. The focus was to be ways that Afghanistan and Pakistan, both unstable, could work together, and with the United States.
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Clinton Expresses Regret for Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Washington Post — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today expressed deep regret for civilian casualties caused by U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan, telling the visiting Afghan and Pakistani presidents that the United States will work hard to "avoid the loss of innocent civilian life" even as it presses both governments to step up efforts to defeat Islamist extremists of the Taliban and al-Qaeda networks.
Appearing before reporters at the State Department with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Clinton pledged that the United States would make "an all-government effort" to promote peace and stability in both countries.
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Hillary Clinton told Pakistan, Afghanistan, US facing common enemy

A Pakistan News — “We have a common threat, we have a common target and we have a common challenge,
Hillary Clinton US Secretary of State said that the leadership of Pakistan and Afghanistan realize that the three countries have a common enemy.
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