Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today said the United States has a very complex and challenging relationship with Pakistan during an Interview With Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show.
During an interview, Ms. Clinton stressed that the United States has interests in Pakistan that are very much in line with America’s national security and Pakistani security.
“So we have a lot of cooperation that I think does deserve to be given some attention. We do a lot of work with the Pakistanis against terrorists. Of course, we acted unilaterally to take out bin Ladin. We will always act in America’s interest.”-Ms. Clinton
She said the United States wants to see is more cooperation from the Pakistanis themselves. She said she have seen some, but not enough.
“We don’t want to open up another military conflict, and we certainly don’t want to wage a war on top of the ones we are currently involved in and beginning to wrap up.”-Ms. Clinton
She noted that the United States has set forth specific requests about what it would like to see them do – and it gets some cooperation, but not enough. She said that’s going to be continuing as a topic of intense negotiations between them.