US ambasador summoned to lodge protest against drone strike in Balochistan

23 May, 2016 8:09 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – United States Ambassador David Hale was called in by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi to express concern over the drone strike in Balochistan on Saturday.

In the meeting, Tariq Fatemi pointed out that the drone strike was a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and a breach of the United Nation’s Charter that guarantees the inviolability of the territorial integrity of its member states.

He also emphasized that such actions could adversely impact the ongoing efforts by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) for facilitating peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Tariq Fatemi also underlined that Pakistan and the United States had been closely coordinating in the fight against terrorism and that this cooperation needed to be maintained.

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