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Clinton applauds Pakistan for taking on militants

Clinton applauds Pakistan for taking on militants

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is opening a three-day visit to Pakistan, praising the government for pressing a high-risk military offensive against extremist forces in a volatile region near the Afghan border.
In remarks to reporters on her overnight flight from Washington, Clinton said she gives the Pakistani government and its army high marks for taking on the militants in their strongholds in South Waziristan (vah-ZEER'-ih-stahn). She said she would seek an update while in Islamabad through Friday.
She said her visit is intended to convey the Obama administration's support for Pakistan _ not just its military efforts but also its cooperation with Washington on a range of other issues, including the war in Afghanistan.


Updated : 2021-07-28 23:12 GMT+08:00