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US urged to stop bombing Pakistan
Sat Sep 11, 2010 |
An Iranian lawmaker has slammed US drone strikes and state-sponsored terrorism in flood-stricken Pakistan, calling for more humanitarian efforts.
"The US attacks on Pakistan are the most inhuman phenomenon occurring in Pakistan," Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said Saturday.
"Those who claim to be advocates of human rights and saviors of humanity are not only denying aid to the Pakistanis, but despite the [current] condition, bombing the nation," Fars News Agency quoted Jalali.
He urged Iranians to continue assisting humanitarian aid to their southeastern neighbor
"Meanwhile, some terrorists are carrying out their acts of terror with the support of some powers, and this is one of the most heinous and brutal examples of modern savagery," the Iranian lawmaker stressed.
A report by the New America Foundation revealed that since the start of the flooding, which has washed through one-fifth of Pakistan, in August nine US drone attack have been reported.
The drone attacks have increased by six-old since the controversial operations first began in 2004. The strikes, mostly run by the US Central Intelligence Agency, have been criticized for their imprecise targeting which has led to the deaths of many civilians.
The floods have killed more than 1,760 people and affected at least another 17 million.
Earlier on Saturday, the Iranian Red Crescent Society announced plans to set up at least 15 relief and medical camps in Pakistan.
Iranian officials say they have so far dispatched more the 400 tons of medical, food and relief supplies to the country.