US against Afghan military operation on Pak soil

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{image-US12 Flag_18062008.jpg}Washington, June 18: 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 Karzai's 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.


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