Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur for the group, issued the scathing conclusion after a secret research trip to Pakistan to study the issue further, the Associated Press reports. During the trip, Mr. Emmerson said, Pakistan officials clarified they don’t support the United States’ use of drones to carry out attacks against identified terrorists.
Those drone attacks should stop, Mr. Emmerson said.
“It is time for the international community to heed the concerns of Pakistan, and give the next democratically elected government of Pakistan the space, support and assistance it needs to deliver a lasting peace on its own territory without forcible military interference by other states,” he said, as AP reported.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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