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Working with Pak a "frustrating, outraging experience" but necessary for US security: Clinton

June 24, 2011 - Washington

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that although working with Pakistan could be a "frustrating, frankly sometimes very outraging kind of experience", the Obama administration would continue working with officials in that country because it is essential for the U.S. national security interests.

"We're going to demand more from them. But we are not going to expect any miracles overnight," The Washington Post quoted Clinton as saying while discussing President Obama's announcement of the troop drawdown policy in Afghanistan.

Clinton also said that the U.S.-Pakistani relationship has experienced highs and lows many times in the past, adding that the Pakistanis have suffered "extraordinary losses" in the fight against the Taliban and other extremists groups.

Relations between the two countries suffered severely following the killing of Osama bin Laden, arousing suspicion that some members of the Pakistani security forces were aware of his presence in Abbottabad.

Keywords: US-Pakistan relation, Hillary Clinton,"frustrating, outraging experience"


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