29 Jul '12, 12pm

"Sovereignty has privileges but also comes with responsibilities", Douglas Lute to Sherry Rehman. #Pakistan

ASPEN, Colo. — Pakistan's ambassador to the United States says her country will not relent from demanding that the CIA end its drone strikes. In a debate with White House war adviser Douglas Lute at the Aspen Security Forum , Sherry Rehman said drone attacks have damaged al-Qaida but are now only serving to recruit new militants. "I am not saying drones have not assisted in the war against terror, but they have diminishing rate of returns," Rehman said by video teleconference from Washington. Advertisement With Pakistan's spy chief, Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, expected to hold his first meeting with CIA Director David Petraeus at CIA headquarters in Virginia next week, the ambassador said, "We will seek an end to drone strikes and there will be no compromise on that." Lute would not comment on the drone program. U.S. officials have said privately that it will continue because...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/pakistan-unrelenting-in-deman...

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