UN Says US Drones Violate Pakistan’s Sovereignty

The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S.…

The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan declared after a secret research trip to the country that the attacks violate Pakistan’s sovereignty.

Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said the Pakistani government made clear to him that it does not consent to the strikes — a position that has been disputed by U.S. officials.

President Barack Obama has stepped up covert CIA drone strikes targeting al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan’s tribal region along the Afghan border since he took office in 2009.

The strikes have caused growing controversy because of the secrecy surrounding them and claims that they have caused significant civilian casualties — allegations denied by the United States.

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  • toptwome

    And so to the UN-high arbitrator of “human rights” (yeah sure!) I would say kiss my arse! Does Pak not harbor and support our enemies? Are the “tribal regions” honestly decided boundaries? It’s amazing we still send monetary (and who knows what else) support to the Pakis. F ’em!