The US team sent to assist Pakistan in the Siachen avalanche rescue efforts is still stranded in Islamabad, said US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland.
In response to a question at the daily press briefing, Nuland said that the US had sent an eight-member team from Kabul to Islamabad. However, she added, they have not yet been deployed in Siachen but are in talks with the Pakistan’s military on the matter.
“The US is standing by to assist,” she stated.
US ‘happy’ on Zardari’s India visit
Commenting on President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to India, the State Department spokesperson said that the US was happy that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had accepted President Zardari’s invitation to visit Pakistan.
She further said that the US hoped that both the countries would continue to progress through bilateral talks.