Drone strikes 'could end tomorrow' in Pakistan

US Congressman Alan Grayson said that if Pakistan wants, drone strikes “could end tomorrow”.

Drone strikes 'could end tomorrow' in Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee member Alan Grayson said that if Pakistan wants, drone strikes “could end tomorrow”, BBC Urdu reported.

Grayson stated that such strikes cannot occur without Pakistan’s approval and they would stop if the Pakistani government stopped facilitating them. This claim runs contrary to Pakistan’s stance that drones attacks are conducted without the approval of Pakistani authorities.

Remarking on the strength of the Pakistani Air Force, Grayson said that “these strikes would not be possible if Pakistan did not facilitate them.”

He also stated that “the way to stop drone strikes is through dialogue, not threats.”

Using Iraq as an example, he said the war there ended after the Iraqi government had told US troops to leave their soil.

He added further that the end to drone attacks would come only if a similar situation developed in Pakistan.

Last Mod: 30 Ekim 2013, 10:21
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