Tuesday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters that the technology and skill of the U.S. gives reason to believe it may know Osama bin Laden’s safe haven. Today, President Barack Obama met with his national security team in a meeting that—Karen Travers and Martha Raddatz report at ABC News—focused on Pakistan.
7 Oct 09 | Press TV
The United States may know the location of Osama Bin Laden’s hideout, says the Pakistan’s foreign minister.
“U.S. may be aware of the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden,” Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters in Washington on Tuesday, according to the India-based Sifynews.
“The U.S. troops, engaged in a gruesome battle in Afghanistan, are equipped with sophisticated, state of art technology and weapons hence they may be aware about Laden’s whereabouts,” Sifynews quoted Mr. Qureshi as saying.
The United States had recently claimed that the notorious al-Qaeda leader has sought refuge in Pakistan.
“Osama bin Laden is present in Pakistan. The command system of the Taliban is based in Quetta and they are launching their activities from the suburbs of the city,” said a statement issued by the deputy chief of the U.S. embassy in Islamabad.
The U.S. President Barack Obama’s Administration has repeatedly claimed that the al-Qa’ida and its affiliates live in the rugged western regions of Pakistan on the Afghan border.
The United States has used such claims as an excuse to attack the tribal areas in the region using its pilot less, predator drones.
The strikes have resulted in massive civilian casualties, something that the Pakistani government and people have strongly opposed.