Can the Pakistan people feel proud of their president and country when Obama tells them that the USA has no plans to violate their sovereignty. Pakistani President Zardari says that the killings in Pakistan caused by US drone attacks are an "intrusion on our sovereignty which are not appreciated [emphasis added; not in original] by the people at large, and the first aspect of this war is to win the hearts and minds of the people," Xinhua. Compare this with the North Korean statement that any attempt to shoot down its missle launch would be considered a declaration of war.
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Defense chief: U.S. not to shoot down missile launched by DPRK
www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-29 23:15:56
"Our plan does not change the recognition of Pakistan as a sovereign government," Obama said in an interview broadcast on CBS' Face the Nation.
U.S. and Japanese officials have suggested they could shoot down a North Korean missile if necessary.
"If the enemies recklessly opt for intercepting our satellite, our revolutionary armed forces will launch without hesitation a just retaliatory strike operation not only against all the interceptor means involved but against the strongholds" of the U.S., Japan and South Korea, the general staff of the North's military said in a statement.
Published - Mar 08 2009 11:43PM EST; By JAE-SOON CHANG - Associated Press Writer