US working closely with Pakistan to recover Warren Weinstein: Toner

Spokes­man says US does not have a policy of negoti­ating with terror­ists, were analys­ing video on when it was...

Huma Imtiaz May 07, 2012

WASHINGTON: US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said on Monday that cooperation with Pakistan continues in the Warren Weinstein case.

Speaking to reporters at the daily press briefing, Toner, in response to a question on a recent video released featuring American aid worker Warren Weinstein, who called on President Obama for help, said, "we are very very concerned about his safety and well-being."

The spokesperson said that co-operation with Pakistani law enforcement continues on the matter. He added that they remained in close contact with Weinstein's family. The State Department spokesperson, in response to a question, maintained that the US, as per policy did not negotiate with terrorists. He added that they could not say for certain if the video was credible, and analysis was underway on when the video was made.

In response to a question about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks on Ayman al-Zawahiri being in Pakistan and that Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar request to provide information on the matter, Toner said that he had not seen FM Khar's response.

The spokesperson added that counterterrorism co-operation with Pakistan was continuing.

On Hafiz Saeed, the State Department spokesperson said that the Rewards for Justice programme was announced as they wanted to see him brought to justice.



Daniel Hoffman | 9 years ago | Reply

Lol! Hahaha well said @ good decision ....:-)

Good decision | 9 years ago | Reply

There is a difference between 'working' and 'begging'. Got the point? Changing name to Batman will not help.

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