|TEHRAN (FNA)- The Pakistani government warned the NATO and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to refrain from performing any military operations and attack inside the country under the pretext of chasing Afghan militants.|
“The ISAF and NATO forces were urged to refrain from any military operations which violate the UN laws and Pakistan’s sovereignty,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abdul Basit told FNA on Tuesday.
Basit also strongly protested at the recent violation of the country’s air space by the ISAF and NATO forces, and described it as obvious violation of the UN laws.
He reiterated that the UN has allowed the NATO forces to chase the outlaws merely in Afghanistan territory and they are not permitted to conduct military operations in other neighboring countries, like Pakistan.
“Any violation of the laws is unacceptable for Pakistan,” Basit stressed.
Pakistan’s protest came after the U.S.-led international force in Afghanistan confirmed that its helicopters staged cross-border air strikes Saturday against what they said Pakistan-based Afghan militants “in self-defense.”
Pakistan said the ISAF helicopters intruded into its territory twice from Khost, eastern Afghanistan, and the incidents were a clear violation and breach of the UN mandate under which ISAF operates.
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