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| US could launch unilateral action in Pakistan: Robert Gates|
| Updated at: 0924 PST, Monday, September 29, 2008|
WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that US could take unilateral actions in Pakistan according to the international laws.
In a report published in a British daily today, Defence Secretary while responding to a question in Senate said US has every right to save the lives of it troops.
Without naming any country, he said, “Pakistani government doesn’t have the capacity to launch unilateral operation against militants inside its borders.” He said US troops arrived in Afghanistan according to United Nations’ charter that allows America to take protective measures.
Gates said US depends on Pakistani road links to send 80 percent of its supplies into Afghanistan and added 40 per cent of its fuel supply is also being sent through Pakistani routs. He said US was looking for alternative channels in this regards.