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US rules out sending troops to Pak against Taliban

Written by: Staff

Washington, May 2: The United States has ruled out sending troops to Pakistan to bolster the ongoing military offensive against the Taliban and other extremists groups in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry has made it clear that Washington would not send its troops on Pakistani soil.

Kerry said America can however, send troops for training, if Pakistan desires so.

"We're not going to send troops by any significant numbers of any kind to Pakistan. We may have some people training or helping if that's something they decide they want," The News quoted Kerry, as saying.

He further said that Pakistan needs an indigenous strategy to counter the 'existential' threat that the country is facing. Further, he said that Pakistan will have to assert the democratic values on the extremists and assure the international community that it has the will to root out the problem.


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