Pakistan Wants Apology for U.S. Border Killings
merican attempts to rebuild its relationship with Pakistan appear to be stuck on the issue of a U.S. apology for killing 24 Pakistani border troops last November.
U.S. officials visited Pakistan on Friday for talks on rebooting the relationship, but left without any agreement. A statement Saturday from the Pakistani president’s office said Asif Ali Zardari told the visiting U.S. officials that Washington needed to help Pakistan reach “closure” over the killings of the soldiers on the Afghan border by following recommendations by the Pakistani parliament.
The parliament has asked Washington to apologize for the incident. The United States has expressed regret, but has declined to specifically say it is sorry.