US 'out of line' on terror remarks: FO
16 September, 2011
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Tehmina Janjua on Thursday said that a warning by US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta that the United States would retaliate against terrorists on its soil was "out of line" with their joint counter-terror efforts.
"These remarks are out of line with the kind of cooperation that exists between the two countries. Terrorism and militancy is a complex issue," she said.
"It requires cooperation between all the countries concerned. Pakistan's cooperation in this regard has been persistent."
"We have identified our position on all these issues. Pakistan and US are strategic partners and both sides need to discuss all issues in a cooperative manner," Janjua added.
The spokesperson said there was a need to launch joint action against sanctuaries on the other side of the border from where militants have been launching attacks on Pakistani border posts and villages.