WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made another try at healing deeply strained U.S.-Pakistan relations Saturday, talking to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
A State Department representative in Washington issued a brief readout of Clinton's call with Gilani as the United States works to restore normalcy to relations between the nations following a recent errant NATO attack along the Afghan-Pakistan border that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead and aggravated anti-U.S. sentiments in Pakistan.
"She once again expressed condolences to the families of the soldiers and to the Pakistani people for the tragic and unintended loss of life in Mohmand last weekend." the statement said. "She reiterated America's respect for Pakistan's sovereignty and commitment to working together in pursuit of shared objectives on the basis of mutual interest and mutual respect."