The relentless US attacks on Pakistan’s tribal areas are in violations of the country’s ‘territorial integrity’, says a retired army general.
“Our people do not like the presence of the United States in our country and they do not like these drone attacks,” Pakistani retired Army General Zakir Ali Zaidi told Press TV on Monday.
The US airstrikes have been increasing under President Barack Obama. Local sources say the aerial attacks have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the region since 2007.
Islamabad has repeatedly condemned the strikes as violations of its sovereignty.
“Our civilian population is being annihilated totally in those areas,” Zaidi said, adding that the United Nations (UN) has failed to take action against the killings because “the UN is an arm of the US.”
Washington claims that the air raids target militants but most of the victims have turned out to be civilians.
“They are trying to say something, but their acts are totally different,” Zaidi added.