Siachen tragedy: US rescue team not deployed yet

US State Department spokesperson says US happy about Zardari's visit to India.


Huma Imtiaz April 09, 2012

WASHINGTON: 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.

COMMENTS (16)

Zakir | 9 years ago | Reply

Where is our all weather friend China when we need them?

Brig (R) Waheed Uz Zaman Tariq, MBBS, PhD, DpBact (Manchester), FCPS (Pak), FRCath (London), FRCP Edinburgh | 9 years ago | Reply

We welcome all those who want to help us. With little hope for survuval of the victims, we must appreciate those who show a gesture of goodwill at the time of calamity and disaster. Weather is too harsh to allow the smooth functioning of workers. I know the terrain and prevailing harsh conditions. The world must review the situation with passion and sympathy. The tensions must end and peace be returned as it was before 1984, on those lifelss peaks of the world. There must eb a long term solution.

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