Kerry: Obama Has Timeline to End Pakistan Drone Strikes

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that President Barack Obama has a timeline for ending drone attacks in Pakistan. "I think the president has a very real timeline, and we hope it’s going to be very, very soon," Kerry, who is visiting Islamabad, said in an interview with Pakistan TV. The U.S. strikes on alleged Taliban and al-Qaida targets along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan have angered many Pakistanis and been blamed in part for fractious U.S.-Pakistani relations. Kerry said Obama was very concerned about the local sentiment toward drones. "We want to work with Pakistan, not against it," Kerry said. "I think the program will end as we have eliminated most of the threat and continue to eliminate it."

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