KARACHI: The US said it was adamant on continuing drone attacks but was seriously contemplating a formal apology for the Salala check post incident that killed 24 Pakistani troops in November last year.
According to the US media, White House officials proclaimed that drone strikes would resume on receipt of reports of high-value targets, as eradicating terrorist hideouts was in their national interest. The officials added that the US will continue cooperation on common interests with Pakistan.
On the other hand, a newspaper claimed that according to an official at the White House, the US is seriously considering a formal apology for the drone attack that killed 24 soldiers last year.
Earlier, the parliament had made a bold attempt to change the power balance between Pakistan and the US by calling for a halt to drone attacks and refusing to allow Pakistani airspace to be used by the US.