Washington: United States (US) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey Thursday said that the high level talks between United States and Pakistani military officials were postponed due to the protests against the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims.
The US general said that his meeting with Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani was scheduled for the coming week.
He further said that after consultations between him and Kayani, both military leaders decided to postpone the meeting.
It is to be mentioned here that the military cooperation between the two countries touched its low line after the attack on Pakistani check-post in Salala, where 24 soldiers were killed, and raid on al-Qaeda chief Osama bin-Laden hideout. But the apologies from the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton eased the tensions between the two countries.
In August, Pakistan’s spy chief met US officials in Washington while the army chief met ISAF Chief Gen John Allen in Rawalpindi.