Clinton denies paying compensation to victims’ family

Hillary Clinton says US govt did not pay the blood money that led to Davis' pardon.


Reuters March 16, 2011

LAHORE: The US government did not pay any compensation to the families of two Pakistanis killed by Raymond Davis, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

"The United States did not pay any compensation," Clinton told reporters in Cairo. Asked who paid the families, she replied: "You will have to ask the families."

Asked if the Pakistani government had paid compensation, the US secretary of state said: "you will have to ask the Pakistani government."

On a separate occasion, Senator John Kerry has pledged to strengthen America's relationship with Pakistan.

He said Raymond Davis' release is an important and necessary step for both countries to be able to maintain their relationship and remain focused on progress and that he is deeply grateful for the Pakistani decision to release Davis.


COMMENTS (19)

Waseem Baluch | 10 years ago | Reply @Yelmaz: "his" guilt is not an issue at all. he shoot on the two armed persons who posed threat to his life. Paying "blood money" also not an issue. America's coward approach towards their own interests in the region is the issue.
Blunt! | 10 years ago | Reply Clinton denies paying compensation to victims’ family. Well, obviously the US would have rather asked Pakistan Government to pay on their behalf. And given the fact that they are mere puppets at US's disposal, they would have gladly obliged!
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