Unauthorized Operation Shouldn’t Serve as a Precedent, America told

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A day after Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a ground operation by US forces in Abbottabad, the embarrassed leadership of Pakistan on Tuesday evening tried to shun some of the embarrassment by coming up with its own account of the events leading to the finding and eventual killing of Osama, while reminding the US that its unilateral operation shouldn’t serve as a precedent. “This event of unauthorized unilateral action cannot be taken as a rule. The government of Pakistan further affirms that such an event shall not serve as a future precedent for any state, including the US.” said a statement released by the Foreign Office. “The government of Pakistan expresses its deep concerns and reservations on the manner in which the government of the United States carried out this operation without prior information or authorization from the government of Pakistan,” it added.

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