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US Discusses Cooperation With Pakistan - 2001-09-25


A U.S. military delegation is in Islamabad for talks with Pakistani officials about cooperation in a possible campaign against suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and his network.

The Afghanistan-based alleged terrorist mastermind is the chief suspect in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

U.S. and Pakistani officials have said little about the talks since they began Monday.

Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has previously said he will share intelligence with Washington and allow the use of Pakistan's airspace in a possible U.S. military response.

Meanwhile, a European Union delegation is set to arrive in Pakistan Tuesday and meet with leaders there. Prior to the trip, EU External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten applauded what he called Pakistan's "courageous" decision to join the world fight against terrorism. E.U. officials have said they want to make it clear that the anti-terrorism coalition is not engaged in a battle against the Islamic faith. Pakistan is the only country apart from Saudi Arabia which maintains ties with Afghanistan's hardline Islamic Taleban authorities.

Meanwhile, the State Department has deemed much of Central Asia and South Asia unsafe for U.S. citizens. Anti-U.S. protests have been growing in Pakistan and other Muslim-dominated countries in the region. Russia says it is considering evacuating its nationals from Pakistan.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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