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Drone attacks unlawful, unacceptable: Pakistan

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Kabul (BNA)

Tuesday 31 January 2012


Pakistan on Tuesday said the drone attacks are unlawful, counterproductive and hence unacceptable.
The remarks from Pak  foreign ministry came as President Barack Obama confirmed for the first time that drone aircraft had targeted militants in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal areas on the Afghan border.

"We are of the firm view that these are unlawful, counterproductive and hence unacceptable," ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said.

"Our view has always been very clear and position principled," he added.

When asked about drones in a chat with web users on Google+ and YouTube, Obama said "a lot of these strikes have been in the FATA" -- Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

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