Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. Military Space News .




UAV NEWS
Incoming Pakistan PM Sharif condemns drone attack
by Staff Writers
Islamabad, Pakistan (UPI) Jun 3, 2013


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif condemned the U.S. drone attack that killed a senior Taliban leader as a violation of the county's sovereignty.

The attack on a house in North Waziristan tribal area near Afghanistan May 29 killed Taliban deputy leader Waliur Rehman.

The U.S. government had placed a $5 million bounty on Rehman, 42, who was believed behind many attacks on U.S forces in Afghanistan.

Sharif, whose Pakistan Muslim League-N won last month's parliamentary election, said in a statement released by the party that he had "serious concern and deep disappointment" at the strike.

The attack violated international law and the U.N. Charter, the statement said. It also came within days of U.S. President Barack Obama setting out a new policy on drone attacks designed to ensure closer cooperation between the countries.

Unilateral measures such as drone attacks aren't the way forward, Sharif's statement said.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the attack as self-defense and therefore legal because the United States is fighting a war with al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Kerry said drones have killed terrorist commanders, trainers, bomb makers and operatives.

Immediately after the attack, the Taliban said peace talks with the incoming government were "terminated," The Wall Street Journal reported.

"The government is killing our leadership in collusion with the U.S. And yet it speaks of peace talks," Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said.

The militant group vowed to avenge the leader's death and charged the Pakistani government had approved the U.S. drone attack.

Rehman had been a top Pakistan Taliban member since 2005 and was a spokesman for the group's former leader Baitullah Mehsud, who was killed in a drone strike in 2009. The TTP is now led by Hakimullah Mehsud.

Sharif made his statement regarding the drones last week before being sworn in as a member of Parliament in the National Assembly on Saturday.

The swearing in marks the first transition of power between democratically elected governments in the 66-year history of Pakistan.

When Sharif is elected by Parliament to lead a coalition government this week he will take over 13 years after he was ousted in a military coup led by Gen. Pervez Musharraf who returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile to run in the election.

But Musharraf's election plans came undone when he was put under house arrest because of outstanding charges relating to the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Last month a Pakistani court granted bail to Musharraf accused of failing to provide adequate security for Bhutto before her assassination while campaigning in 2007.

Musharraf, 69, will appear in a Lahore court June 10 to contest the charges, a report by Asian News International said.

His government dismissed a 2010 U.N. report, which said the government failed to provide enough protection for Bhutto while she was campaigning in Rawalpindi.

.


Related Links
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





UAV NEWS
MiG Signs Attack Drone Research and Development Contract
Lukhovitsy (RIA Novosti) Jun 03, 2013
Russian military aircraft maker MiG is to go ahead with a research-and-development project for an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) based on its Skat prototype, after signing a deal with the Industry and Trade Ministry earlier this month, the firm said Friday. "We signed an R and D contract for UCAVs on May 15," said MiG's head, Sergei Korotkov. "The contract requirements include a mock-u ... read more


UAV NEWS
US to send Patriot missiles, F-16s to Jordan for drill

Russia developing counter-measures for European anti-missile shield

Jordan seeks to deploy Patriot missiles: minister

Lockheed Martin Completes Milestone for Training Element of United States Ballistic Missile Defense System

UAV NEWS
US slams Russia over Syria arms deal

No Russian S-300s to Syria before 2014: Israel's Yaalon

Russia to send Syria missiles as spillover fears grow

Defense Acquisition Board approves Standard Missile-6 full-rate production

UAV NEWS
Incoming Pakistan PM Sharif condemns drone attack

SES Enables Remotely Piloted Aircraft System In Non-Segregated Airspace

MiG Signs Attack Drone Research and Development Contract

Drone death a blow to Pakistani Taliban -- and to peace efforts

UAV NEWS
Mutualink Platform to be Deployed by US DoD during JUICE 2013

General Dynamics to Deliver U.S. Army's Newest Tactical Ground Station Intelligence System

Boeing-built WGS-5 Satellite Enhances Tactical Communications for Warfighters

US Navy And Lockheed Martin Deliver Secure Communications Satellite For Mobile Users

UAV NEWS
Raytheon books Paveway II contract

New Nerve and Muscle Interfaces Aid Wounded Warrior Amputees

More than 60 countries sign new arms trade treaty

Warner Robins Air Logistics To Get Radio Frequency Threat Simulator

UAV NEWS
India promises to clean up military corruption

Thales delivers final Hawkei test vehicles

Netherlands, Germany move to enhance military cooperation

Helicopter, encryptian device deals for EADS companis

UAV NEWS
China's first lady shines on LatAm trip with Xi

Outside View: Obama appeasement of China, Japan wrecking recovery

US might support Colombia NATO bid: US official

Bradley Manning: Heroic whistleblower or US traitor?

UAV NEWS
Shape-shifting nanoparticles flip from sphere to net in response to tumor signal

Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film

Understanding freezing behavior of water at the nanoscale

Kinks and curves at the nanoscale




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement