Politics

Pakistan's Prime Minister Urges Obama To Stop Drone Strikes

Obama has acknowledged "misunderstandings" between the U.S. and Pakistan

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(Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday to end drone strikes in Pakistan, touching on a sore subject just as relations between the two countries improve after years of suspicion over Afghanistanand the U.S. counterterrorism fight.

"I … brought up the issue of drones in our meeting, emphasizing the need for an end to such strikes," Sharif told reporters after meeting with Obama in the Oval Office.