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Pakistan protests U.S. drone strikes

May 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM   |   Comments

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan says U.S. drone strikes like the one that killed three people in North Waziristan violate international law.

In a statement from the Foreign Ministry, officials said that Jonathan Pratt, the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy, was summoned to a meeting Monday, a day after the strike, and a protest lodged with him, the PakTribune reported.

"The government of Pakistan strongly condemns the U.S. drone attack that occurred in North Waziristan," the ministry said in a statement. "Such attacks are in total contravention of international law and established norms of interstate relations."

The government said it would press the issue in both Islamabad and Washington. But Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said that removing foreign fighters from Pakistan and halting attacks on other countries by Pakistani militants would be part of the discussion.

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