Hillary Clinton Faces Anger Over Bin Laden Raid

Oct 21, 2011, 08:24 by R.E. Christian

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was anticipating anger over the U.S. raid that killed Osama Bin Laden when she meets with Pakistani officials Friday.

The Financial Times said Thursday Clinton aims to "reset" relations with Pakistan where she likely will encounter tension due to the unilateral killing of Osama bin Laden in May by U.S. Navy SEALs.

Pakistani leaders have warned further unannounced U.S. raids on their soil could destroy relations between the two countries.

"For Pakistan's sake, it's much less to do with the killing of Osama bin Laden and much more to do with international rules and law and sovereignty being respected. These are non-negotiable principles," Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told the Times.

Clinton said Thursday she will push Pakistan "very hard" to fight insurgents when she meets leaders in Islamabad.

Speaking in Kabul, Afghanistan, during her surprise visit to the region, Clinton said the United States will pursue terrorists with or without Pakistan's help, the Financial Times reported.

"We must send a clear, unequivocal message to the government and people of Pakistan that they must be part of the solution and that means ridding their own country of terrorists who kill their own people and cross the border to kill in Afghanistan," Clinton said.

"Our message is very clear: We're going to be fighting, we are going to be talking and we are going to be building ... and they can either be helping or hindering but we are not going to stop."

Source: UPI