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US Says ‘No’ To Apologizing To Pakistan
The Obama Administration has decided not to apologize for a November border shooting incident that left two dozen Pakistani soldiers dead.
FOX News Radio’s Mike Majchrowitz reports from the White House:
U.S. officials tell FOX News the Administration will not apologize for the incident. The reasons include the U.S. determination that the Pakistani soliders were firing on American positions, as well as a general easing of tensions over the incident. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon says they are close to working out Pakistan’s closure of border crossings over the incident.
(Donilon) “We have made real progress, I think, towards resolving the issue around opening up the ground supply line.”
There was also concern that an apology could hurt the President politically here at home.
At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.
Editor’s Note: Pakistani President Zadari will be in Chicago this weekend for the NATO Summit. No formal meetings are planned with President Obama, although they will likely have a chance to informally talk.