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No comparison between Iraq, Pakistan: US

April 11, 2003 00:13 IST

US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Thursday dismissed Indian remarks likening Pakistan to Iraq.

External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Wednesday there was a stronger case for military action against Pakistan than Iraq.

He said Pakistan possessed weapons of mass destruction, a reason cited by Washington to wage war on Iraq, and harboured terror groups.

"I don't think that there is a direct parallel between the two situations," Powell told state-run Pakistan Television.

He said Washington was in 'very close touch' with both Pakistan and India.

"We do have a very difficult and a painful situation with respect to actions across the Line of Control," he said.

"We are looking to help the two parties to resolve this in a peaceful way," he added.

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Sub: powel or puppet

Mr Powel u seem to me a puppet of mia Musharaf who has himself agreed that ur no. 1 enemy i.e osama is someware in ...

Posted by kunal

Sub: Can you explain Mr. Powell

Dear Mr. Collin Powell , would you elaborate on your rejection of the Indian claim that Pakistan is a fitter case for pre-emption ? Don't ...

Posted by Raghav Mittal

Sub: Iraq vs Pak

Powell's comments seem to suggest that the US believes that India is merely making noises about Pak over the LOC.What it fails to admit due ...

Posted by Arvind

Sub: no comparision.....

How true Pakis deserve to suffer why elevate them from their sufferings by giving them democracy they are not accoustomed to it. Why go in ...

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Sub: iraq-pak

Ofcourse there can be no comparision between iraq which is rich in resource of oil and pakistan a poor country

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