Washington, Jun 23: The United States calls Pakistan to intensify its efforts to ensure regional security and fight against terrorism, the president Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation on Wednesday.
“We stress the need for Pakistan to fulfill its commitments. As long as I remain in the presidential post, the United States will not tolerate the existence of shelters for those who want to kill us. The terrorists shall not escape us and will not escape justice, “said the head of the U.S. State
“Of course, our efforts must also attack the terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan. No country is more threatened by the presence of violent extremists and that is why we will continue to ask Pakistan to intensify his involvement in the stabilization and pacification of this region torn by war, “he said.
Relations between Washington and Islamabad have experienced an increase in tension following the elimination of al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden during a raid by U.S. special forces in the city of Abbottabad (North east Pakistan).
The US president also asserted, “…we have taken out more than half of al-Qaeda’s leadership. And thanks to our intelligence professionals and Special Forces, we killed Osama bin Laden, the only leader that al-Qaeda had ever known.”