Easing tensions in Pakistan

By WKTV News

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to reassure Pakistani leaders of U.S. support in the wake of the Osama bin Laden raid.

She and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen met with Pakistan's president and other officials at a tense session today meant to repair badly frayed relations after the killing of bin Laden in Pakistan.

Clinton says the U.S. maintains "very strong support for the relationship and our commitment to working with and supporting Pakistan."

But Clinton and Mullen also told Pakistan it must show renewed commitment to U.S. security interests, chiefly to eradicate safe havens for militants, or U.S. aid to Pakistan could dwindle.

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